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: 31 December, 2012; 6(24)

December 2012

Spectrum of antimicrobial activity of lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus KSBT 56) isolated from indigenous fermented products of Odisha

  The strain KSBT56 was isolated from a traditional fermented product ‘dahi chhenna’ of Odisha by pour plate method on MRS agar. Biochemical and 16s rDNA sequencing confirmed KSBT 56 as genus Lactobacillus. The cell-free supernatants (CFS) ofLactobacillus KSBT56 demonstrated an antibacterial activity against a wide range of Gram-negative and Gram-positive pathogens (Escherichia...

Author(s): Tripathy P. P. and Saini M. R.

December 2012

The effects of temperature and pH on stability of anthocyanins from red sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) bran

  Anthocyanin’s have been suggested as promising dietary compounds with an important role in human health. This study focuses on the effect of temperature and pH on stability of anthocyanins from red sorghum bran. The sorghum anthocyanins were found to be stable at 0°C even when exposed to light and dark conditions. The anthocyanins extracted using acidified methanol showed higher stability than...

Author(s): P. Suganya Devi, M. Saravanakumar and S. Mohandas

December 2012

Implementation of biosand filters in rural area for drinking water production

  A concrete biosand filter (BSF) was designed, and its performance was evaluated on three different water used in the rural communities. The field study was conducted by using tap, well and pump waters, and a questionnaire was administered to apprehend the community’s attitudes in the BSF utilisation. BSF performance was characterised by analysing the filtrates concentration in NH4+, NO3-, NO2-,...

Author(s): A. Lydie C. Mangoua-Allali, Lacina Coulibaly, Jean-Marie Pétémanagnan Ouattara and Germain Gourene

December 2012

Quality of sachet water produced and marketed in Minna metropolis, North Central Nigeria

  Microbiological and micronutrient quality of sachet water samples sold in Minna metropolis Niger State, Nigeria was analyzed using micro filter membrane and atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The metropolis was divided into four clusters and sachet water was collected from the factories within each cluster. Total bacteria count (TBC), total coliform count (TCC) and presence of fecal coliforms were...

Author(s): Anuonye J. C., Maxwell O. M. and Caleb M. Y.