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: 30 August, 2012; 6(16)

August 2012

Potential toxic levels of cyanide in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) grown in Kenya

  Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a cyanogenic plant which is toxic when consumed without sufficient processing. Cassava is characterized by the presence of linamarin, a cyanogenic glycoside which can be hydrolyzed by endogenous linamarase enzyme to release hydrogen cyanide, in a process known as cyanogenesis. The study determined levels of cyanide in the sweet cassava variety collected from...

Author(s): Faith W. Mburu, Sauda Swaleh and Wilson Njue

August 2012

Alterations in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and mitochondria oxygen consumption in rats fed with cycads, Nigerian- like and western -like folic acid supplemented diets

  Alterations in mitochondria oxygen consumption and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase was studied in 96 Wister albino rats exposed to cycads and fed on Nigerian like and western like diets supplemented with folic acid. The animals were divided into three diet classes of 32 animals each. First group was fed with a wholly compounded Nigerian like diet (NLD) which was low in protein and high in carbohydrate and...

Author(s):   Augusta O. Inegbedion, George E. Eriyamremu, O. lolodi, Israel O. Okoro and Osarogie R. Osagie