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: July 2010; 4(7)

July 2010

Percentage oil yield and physiochemical properties of different groundnut species (Arachis hypogaea)

  Percentage oil yield and physicochemical properties of five different groundnut species (Valencia (Gargajiya), Virginia (Kampala Mubi and Michika) and Runner (Kwachamba brown and red) cultivated locally was determined. Results obtained showed that Gargajiya species yielded the highest amount of oil (37.80 ± 2.21%), closely followed by kampala michika (37.40 ± 3.20%) while...

Author(s): I. I. Nkafamiya, H. M. Maina, S. A. Osemeahon and U. U. Modibbo

July 2010

Nutrient composition and contribution of noodles (abacha) and local salad from cassava (Manihot spp.) to nutrient intake of Nigerian consumers

  Dietary diversification through indigenous diets as means of ensuring household nutrition security is being promoted. Cassava diets constitute staple food to most Nigerian populace, but their contribution to nutrient intake is not well documented. Nutrient composition, effect of processing, and contribution of noodles (Abacha) and local salad from cassava to nutrient intake of consumers were studied....

Author(s): Adepoju, Oladejo Thomas and Nwangwu, Justina Oriaku

July 2010

Comparative study related to physico-chemical properties and sensory qualities of tomato juice and cocktail juice produced from oranges, tomatoes and carrots

  Fruits and vegetables belong to an important class of foods that supply human diet with nutritive requirements including vitamins and minerals which are essential for normal body health and function. The study was carried out to determine the physico-chemical properties and sensory qualities of tomato juice and cocktail juice produced from oranges, tomatoes and carrots. Two varieties of tomatoes, known in...

Author(s): J. Adubofuor, E. A. Amankwah, B. S. Arthur and F. Appiah

July 2010

Genotoxicity and antigenotoxicity studies of commercial Argania spinosa seed oil (argan oil) using the wing somatic mutation and recombination test in Drosophila melanogaster

  Argan oil is receiving increasing attention due to its potential health benefits in the prevention of cardiovascular and cancer risk, but no information to date is available about its genotoxic or antigenotoxic effect. The genotoxicity and the antigenotoxicity of commercial argan oil and its unsaponifiable fraction (UF) against Drosophila melanogaster was evaluated using wing spots enumeration....


July 2010

The health implications of the dietary nutrients detected in the vegetable leaves intercropped with Raphia hookeri palms

  Nigerian green vegetables were intercropped with Raphia hookeri palms. The leaves of the vegetables and Raphia palms were harvested. Proximate composition and mineral contents of the leaves were analyzed by standard methods. The proximate composition result (Mean) ranged between: 72.9 - 91.2 (%Moisture), 1.3 - 3.0(% Proteins), 0.3 - 3.0(% Lipid), 1.5 - 4.2 (%Crude fibre), 1.0 - 4.0 (%Ash)...

Author(s): F. I. Obahiagbon and J. O. Erhabor

July 2010

Food safety - related control measures in emerging aquaculture enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa: Compliance of Uganda’s operations against international market requirements

  Selected commercial aquaculture enterprises in Uganda were evaluated for compliance with internationally recommended food safety-related control measures. Food hazard control measures at potential critical control points of: farm siting, farm facilities and premises, and facilities for feed processing and storage, chemical storage, drug storage and waste storage were evaluated. Requirements for traceability,...

Author(s): Ananias Bagumire, Ewen C. D. Todd, George W. Nasinyama and Charles Muyanja

July 2010

Impacts of storage conditions on physicochemical characteristics of honey samples from Burkina Faso

Apiculture is income generating activity that has known a real development in Burkina Faso. The quantity of honey produced was more and more increased. Unfortunately, data on physicochemical characteristics were scare. Honey samples collected from beekeepers since 2001 to 2005 and stored in the laboratory at temperature between 35 to 40°C and at the moisture between 50 to 60%, and some bought in the market in 2007...

Author(s): Issa  Nombré, Paul  Schweitzer, Joseph  Issaka  Boussim and Jeanne  Millogo Rasolodimby

July 2010

Determination of key elements by ICP-OES in commercially available infant formulae and baby foods in Saudi Arabia

  Health risk for infant and toddler is a serious threat in the presence of many key elements in baby foods and infant formulas. Manufactures are important part of the diet for babies. We have analyzed various essential Ca, Na, Mg, Fe, Cu and Zn and non essential elements Al, As, Cd, Hg, Pb, Sb and Sn in 56 samples, collected in different area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Essential elements were analyses and...

Author(s): A. S. Al Khalifa and Dilshad Ahmad

July 2010

Nigerian dates: Elemental uptake and recommended dietary allowances

  Dry dates were purchased weekly from the open market in Benin City. Atomic absorption spectrophotometer was used to determine the following elements in the mesocarp of the dates: Mg, Ca, Fe, Cu, Zn, P, Pb, Hg, Cr and Cd. The flame photometer was used to determine Na and K. Results obtained indicated that K had the highest concentration, followed by Ca, Mg and Na, respectively. The other elements were present...

Author(s): F. I.  Obahiagbon and J. O. Erhabor