African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 939

Table of Content: December 2022; 16(12)

December 2022

Phytate degradation in composite wheat/cassava/sorghum bread: Effects of preincubation of Pichia kudriavzevii TY13 and presence of yeast extract

Diet based on whole cereal flours is associated with a high prevalence of iron deficiency anemia and zinc deficiency in low/middle-income countries. Such flours contain high content of phytate that chelates minerals such as iron and zinc, making them unavailable for absorption by humans. To improve the mineral absorption, a phytate:iron molar ratio <1 and a phytate:zinc molar ratio <5 is needed to be achieved....

Author(s): Vilanculos Serafina Lídia, Svanberg Ulf and Andlid Thomas

December 2022

Production of maize-soybean complementary foods fortified with crayfish, bonga fish and carrot flours rich in essential nutrients

Blends of maize-soyabean complementary foods were fortified with foods rich in calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin A. Crayfish, bonga fish, and carrot that were processed into flours separately and blended in ratios (2:1:1 w/w) to produce food fortificant. Maize flour, soyabean flour and fortificant were mixed in the ratio of 70:30:0, 60:30:10 and 50:30:20 (% w/w dry basis), respectively to obtain three blends of...

Author(s): Okpalanma Emeka Felix, Ukpong Ekpeno Sunday, Chude Onuora Charles and Abah Chizoba Rejoice

December 2022

Analysis of different extraction solvents: Influence on some properties of aerial yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) starch

Starch was extracted from aerial yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) using water, sodium hydroxide, ammonium oxalate, and oxalic acid as extraction solvents, oven-dried at 45°C for 24 h, and milled to flour. The starch obtained was evaluated for yield, chemical and functional properties using standard procedures. The sensory attributes of the starch cooked pastes were also determined. Aerial yam extracted with oxalate gave...

Author(s): Ojo Mofoluwaso Olufunmilola, Oni Kunle, Femi Fortune Abidemi, Idowu-Adebayo F, Balogun Adenike , Ogunbande Babatunde Joseph  and Ude Margaret