African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 942

Table of Content: August 2020; 14(7)

August 2020

Modeling the growth dynamics of Lactobacillus lactis CWBI B-1410: Effect of changes in glucose and nitrogenized matter in the Man Rogosa Sharpe (MRS) culture media

Food preservation is a big challenge for the industries. The mechanisms of preservation involved microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria. Modeling the micro-organisms growth is a very useful information to well-understand their behavior and to propose the best conditions for food preservation. In this way, this study was to propose a mathematical model of the dynamical growth of Lactococcus lactis CWBI-B1410 which...

Author(s): Modou DIENG, Ndèye Adiara  NDIAYE, Mouhamed NDONG, Ndèye Coumba TOURE/KANE  

August 2020

Performance of a fabricated solar-powered vapour compression cooler in maintaining post-harvest quality of French beans in Kenya

The quality and shelf life of French beans can be affected within hours of harvesting if the produce is not cooled after harvest. Solar-powered cooling systems are suitable for use in rural areas that are not connected to the grid. This study aimed at developing a solar powered cooling system to improve the quality of French beans in smallholder farms in Kenya. Freshly harvested French beans were stored under...

Author(s): Ogumo, E. O., Kunyanga, C. N., Kimenju, J. and Okoth, M.  

August 2020

Evaluation of the nutritional and antioxidant potentialities of Capparis corymbosa

The study was undertaken with the objective of contributing to the search for new sources of dietary antioxidants. It aimed to assess the dietary potential, bioactive compound levels and antioxidant activities of the leaves and fruits of Capparis corymbosa, a plant food from Burkina Faso. Standard methods were used to assess the nutritional potential of leaves and fruits as well as the levels of bioactive compounds and...

Author(s): Edwige N. ROAMBA, Crépin I. DIBALA, Marcel D. BENGALY, Mamounata DIAO, Kiessoun KONATE and Mamoudou H. DICKO  

August 2020

Assessment of microbial quality status of raw beef around Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia

The aim of this study was to assess the microbial quality of raw beef of butcher shops around Addis Ababa city. A total of 60 samples (N=60) of raw beef were randomly collected from Dukem (N=20), Kara (N-20) and Burayu (N=20) and biologically tested for total aerobic mesophilic bacteria, total coliform, yeast and mold, Staphylococcus species, Bacillus species and psychrophilic bacteria count using standard procedures. A...

Author(s): Getenesh Teshome, Zerihun Assefa and Abdi Keba