African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 836

Table of Content: 29 June, 2012; 6(12)

June 2012

Effect of chronic intake of Zingiber officinale (ginger) enriched diet on the gastrointestinal sections of albino rats

  The effect of chronic intake of Zingiber officinale (ginger) on the small and large intestines of albino rats was studied. The ginger sample was mixed with the normal rat ration in three different proportions to represent low, medium, and high concentrations, respectively. The fourth group representing the control received no ginger. All the rats were fed twice daily ad libitum for two...

Author(s): NWACHUKWU N. and OHIRI R. C.

June 2012

Structure and functional properties of resistant starch from butyrylated arenga starches

  Butyrylated arenga starches (BAS) with different degree of substitution (DS 0.074, DS 0.151, DS 0.226) were synthesized by the reaction of arenga starch with butyric anhydride under varying pH and butyric anhydride concentration. The products were characterized for resistant starch (RS), chemical structure of the RS by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and functional properties including...

Author(s): Abdul Rahim, Haryadi, Muh. Nur Cahyanto and Yudi Pranoto

June 2012

Nutrient composition and micronutrient potential of three wildly grown varieties of African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) from Nigeria

  Non-timber forest products are important for food security and they provide a significant nutritional contribution especially crucial during times of drought and famine, and create more varied, palatable, and balanced diets. Three varieties of African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) relished by both adults and youth when in season were analysed for their nutrient and antinutrient composition as potential...

Author(s):   Adepoju, Oladejo Thomas and Adeniji, Paulina Olufunke