African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 978

Table of Content: December 2010; 4(12)

December 2010

Enhancement of maturation and germination of somatic embryos in Persian walnut (Juglans regia l.) using osmolites, hormones and cold treatments

  Maturation of somatic embryos of Persian walnut (Juglans regia L.) was evaluated on media containing various concentrations of Gelrite® (0.2, 0.3, 0.4 and 0.5%) and polyethylene glycol (0.0, 3.0, 5.0 and 7.5%) in the presence of 7.56 µmol abscisic acid and 3.0% sucrose. The highest rate of cotyledonary (70.0%) and normal (50.0%) somatic embryos was obtained using 0.3% Gelrite® without...

Author(s): Sheikh Beig Goharrizi Mohammad Ali, Vahdati Kourosh, Bahrami Sirmandi Hassan, Kalantari Siamak and Leslie Charles

December 2010

Effect of dried ginger powder, fennel powder, cumin powder and fresh ginger extract addition on supari from aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn)

  This work was carried out to study the nutraceutical and biochemical properties of value added supari from aonla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn). Aonla supari was prepared by osmotic dehydration (OD) process by placing fresh aonla fruit in various concentration of brine solution (2, 3 and 4% (W/V)). Dried ginger powder, fennel powder, cumin powder and fresh ginger extract have been taken in...

Author(s): P. Abishek Abraham, G. Nagamaniammai and K. Ramasamy

December 2010

Nutritional status, food habits and energy profile of young adult Cameroonian university students

In Cameroon, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies are associated to emerging chronic diseases and are serious public health as reported on last nutritional surveys. The aim of this study was to evaluate the food and macronutrient intakes of 58 students comprising 39 male and 19 female, aged 21 to 31 years, in Douala, Cameroon. Average daily intakes of energy were then calculated from the protein, lipid and...

Author(s): M. M. Kana Sop, I. Gouado, E. Tetanye and P. H. Amvam Zollo

December 2010

Determinants of income diversification strategies amongst rural households in maize based farming systems of Kenya

  Since independence, poverty reduction and enhanced food security have been Kenya Government’s objectives. At micro-level, households diversify income sources as a management strategy to enhance their welfare. However, this had not been satisfactorily achieved due to multiple factors. This research was aimed at analyzing factors influencing income diversification in maize based farming systems. It is...

Author(s):   Wanyama M., Mose L. O. , Odendo M., Okuro J. O., Owuor G. and Mohammed L.

December 2010

Evaluation of the efficiency of yeast isolates from palm wine in diverse fruit wine production

This study was aimed at investigating the suitability of three local fruits as substrates for wine production and the efficiency of four indigenous yeasts strains isolated from palm wine in comparison with the commercial Saccharomyces cerevisiae for alcoholic fermentation of fruits. A total of five yeast strains (S. cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces octoporus, Pichia spp. and Saccharomyces paradoxus)...

Author(s): Chilaka C. A., Uchechukwu N, Obidiegwu J. E. and Akpor O. B.

December 2010

Nutritional and functional properties of Cirina forda larva from Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

  Proximate composition, mineral content and functional properties of the flour obtained from larvae of Cirina forda were evaluated. The proximate analysis revealed the crude protein to be 20.0 ± 0.2%, crude fat 12.5 ± 0.4%, moisture 4.5 ± 0.1%, ash 8.7 ± 0.1% and total carbohydrate 54.3 ± 0.2%. The mineral evaluation in mg/100g dry weight showed K (47.6 ±...

Author(s): A. I. Osasona and O. Olaofe