African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 973

Table of Content: August 2009; 3(8)

August 2009

Broodstock feeding effects on spawning performances’ (fertility, eggs and larvae quality) of the Mediterranean red porgy (Pagrus pagrus, Linnaeus 1758) during two years

  Spawning in captivity of two broodstock groups of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) of the same age was studied during two consecutive spawning seasons. These two broodstock groups, designed as A and B, were fed with different regimes during the spawning period. Group A was fed on moist pellet while group B was fed on fresh fish.  Total number of collected eggs was 22 and 36 million respectively for groups A and...

Author(s): Azeddine Abrehouch, Mohamed Idaomar, Ali AIT ALI, Hassan Nhhalaand El Mostafa Talbaoui

August 2009

Effect of refining on the quality and composition of groundnut oil

  Crude groundnut oil was obtained by solvent extraction from groundnut seeds and refined. The crude and refined oils were then analyzed. The results obtained show that the acid value decreased from 2.890 to 0.420 mg/KOH. Free fatty acid decrease after refining from 2.82 to 2.02%; phospholipids decreased from 23.11 to 5.53%; copper content decreased from 0.37 to 0.0361% and iron decreased from 3.98 to...

Author(s): E. O. Aluyor, P. Aluyor and C. E. Ozigagu

August 2009

Assessment of electrical energy use efficiency in Nigeria food industry

  This study examined various patterns of energy consumption; it identified the sources of energy wastage, and assessed the effectiveness of the strategies that were employed to reduce energy waste in the food companies. This was with a view to recommending policy measures that would enhance effective electrical energy savings in the industry. Random sampling technique was used to select the food companies in...

Author(s): A. O. Aderemi, M. O. Ilori, H. O. Aderemi and J. F. K. Akinbami

August 2009

Simultaneous effect of divalent cation in hydrolyzed cassava starch medium used by immobilized yeast for ethanol production

  Response surface methodology was adopted in a central composite design to optimize ethanol production from cassava starch hydrolysate medium. Starch hydrolyzate was prepared from TMS 98/0581, a genetically developed cassava mosaic disease-resistant variety. The yeast whole cell, Saccharomyces pastorianus, a lager brewing strain (726 x 106 cells/ml, 98.78% viability) and fungamyl and termamyl...

Author(s): Okon, Anne Anthony and U. Nwabueze, Titus