African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 918

Table of Content: March 2008; 2(3)

March 2008

Atherogenicity of Cucumeropsis mannii and Cucumis sativus oils from Cameroon

  The atherogenicity of Cucumeropsis mannii and Cucumis sativus oils was compared to that of corn oil  and palm oil. Female wistar albino rats of 6 weeks old weighing 58 – 65 g were randomly assigned to  one of four diet groups: C. mannii and C. sativus oils (test diets) and corn and palm oil (control diets).   There was weight gain in all the groups amounting to 128.65% (palm...

Author(s):   Mercy Bih Achu, Elie Fokou,Clergé Tchiégang, Martin Fotso and Felicité Mbiapo Tchouanguep  

March 2008

Role of agricultural biodiversity on dietary intake and nutrition status of preschool children in Matungu Division, Western Kenya

  In order to determine the role of agricultural biodiversity on dietary intake and nutrition status of preschool children in western Kenya, a sample of 144 households with preschool children was systematically drawn from Matungu division. Structured questionnaires and anthropometric tools were used for data collection. Agricultural biodiversity was measured by variety of food crops grown, animals domesticated...

Author(s): Ekesa B. N, Walingo M. K and Onyango M. O. A