African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 836

Table of Content: March 2013; 7(3)

March 2013

Characterization and determination of the factors affecting anti-listerial bacteriocins from Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus isolated from dairy milk products

  Lactobacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus strains isolated from dairy milk products, produced bacteriocins that displayed a wide spectrum of antimicrobial activity against Listeria ivanovii and food spoilage microorganisms. The two bacteriocins were thermally stable over a wide temperature range up to 100°C for 15 min and retained their activity at pH 2.0 to 6.0. Full...

Author(s): Djadouni Fatima and Kihal Mebrouk

March 2013

The effect of thermal processing on fumonisin B1 (FB1) levels in maize-based foods

  Fumonisin B1 (FB1) is a mycotoxin from Fusarium verticillioides that is frequently associated with maize. Fumonisins have been implicated as the causal agents of a variety of animal diseases and are epidemiologically linked to the high incidence of human esophageal cancer in some regions of the world. Thermal treatments are used in many processes involving grain and its derivatives, but little...

Author(s): Mohanlall R., Odhav B. and Mohanlall V.

March 2013

Physicochemical and nutritional characteristics assessement of two different traditional foods prepared with senescent plantain

  This study investigated the physico-chemical and nutritional properties of two foods widely consumed by population. Thus, the products were purchased from the markets of 10 municipalities of Abidjan city, and several analyses such as moisture, ash, dry matter, fat, protein, vitamin C, total sugars, carbohydrate, starch, energy value, pH and titrable acidity, using common scientific methods of food...

Author(s): Kra Kouassi Aboutou Séverin, Akoa Edwige, Mégnanou Rose-Monde, Yéboué Koffi, Akpa Eric Essoh and Niamké L. Sébastien