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: May 2008; 2(5)

May 2008

Inclusion of marine fish in traditional meals improved iodine status of children in an iodine deficient area

  The present study was carried out in an iodine deficient area in Northern Ghana, and the purpose of the study was: (1) to undertake a food dietary survey on school children in an iodine deficient area, (2) measure the iodine content in the staple food of this area, (3) carry out an intervention study with a traditional food supplemented with marine fish as a natural iodine source. Sixty school...

Author(s): Amund Maage, Jogeir Toppe, Mathilda Steiner-Asiedu, Ebenezer Asibey- Berko and Einar Lied,

May 2008

Quality evaluation of canned fermented oil bean seed slices during ambient storage

  African oil bean (Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth) seed slices were prepared, fermented and canned in three different media using conventional batch retort procedures. The canned products were subjected to sensory evaluation using a 20 man panel of judges, and to six months’ ambient storage with monthly analysis being carried out for total viable counts, peroxide values, free fatty acids and acid...

Author(s): Victor N. Enujiugha and Charles T. Akanbi

May 2008

Physico-chemical properties of cashew tree gum

  The physico-chemical properties of cashew gum (CG) collected from four cashew growing districts, Sampa, Wenchi, Bole and Jirapa in Ghana were studied to help promote the utilization of cashew gum in the food industry. The gum was collected from trees of two different age groups, those that were 10 years and below and those above 10 years. Physico-chemical properties of CG were compared to those of gum Arabic....

Author(s): E. Gyedu-Akoto, I. Oduro, F. M. Amoah, J. H.  Oldham, W. O. Ellis, K. Opoku-Ameyaw and Rasheed Bin Hakeem