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: May 2013; 7(5)

May 2013

Lipid composition of medicinal plants: Portulaca oleracea and Ficus thonningi

  Lipid compositions of these plants Portulaca oleracea and Ficus thonningi were analyzed after extraction to determine the biochemical evidence for their therapeutic use as medicinal plants used in Nigeria. The lipids of P. oleracea and F. thonningi were extracted using chloroform and methanol (2:1), purified using Folch wash and analyzed using thin layer chromatography...

Author(s): Ochulayi P. Ora and Anekwe G. E.

May 2013

Effect of heat-moisture-treated cassava starch and amaranth malt on the quality of sorghum-cassava-amaranth bread

  Gluten-free batter and bread was prepared from modified cassava starch, sorghum and amaranth flour. Heat-moisture treatment (80°C, 18, 24 or 30% moisture content, and 8, 16 or 24 h incubation) of cassava starch increased its crystallinity, onset pasting temperature and water absorption index; and decreased its swelling power, water solubility index and peak viscosity. Heat-moisture treated cassava starch...

Author(s): Calvin Onyango, Eunice A. Mewa, Anne W. Mutahi and Michael W. Okoth

May 2013

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk and traditional dairy products marketed in the north-central region of Morocco

  1Laboratoire Agroalimentaire et Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments (LASSA), Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, Ecole Supérieure de Technologie Fès, Route d’Imouzzer B.P : 2427 - Fez, Morocco. 2Laboratoire Régional de Diagnostic Epidémiologique et d'Hygiène du Milieu, Direction Régionale de la Santé, Hôpital EL...

Author(s): Boujemaa El Marnissi, Laila Bennani, Nezha Cohen, Abdelhakim El Ouali Lalami and Rajae Belkhou

May 2013

Contamination of cowpea and by-products by organophosphorous pesticide residues in Ngaoundere markets: Dietary risk estimation and degradation study

  The study was carried out to monitor some organophosphorous (OP) pesticide residues in stored cowpea in Ngaoundere’s markets and two by-products (koki and fritter), to assess the dietary risk exposure through quotient risk (RQ) and to degrade some pesticides using kanwa (rock salt) solution. The levels of nine OP pesticides were determined by gas chromatography equipped with nitrogen photometric...

Author(s): Sonchieu Jean, Ngassoum Martin Benoit, Tchatchueng Jean Bosco, Ashutosh Kumar Srivastava and Laxman Prasad Srivastava

May 2013

Identification of the lactic microorganism responsible for milk coagulation in Abeche (Chad)

  Milk and dairy products are consumed by many people in its various forms in Chad. This product has a major share in the labor market. Milk is turned into curds of various types and other dairy products empirically, but there is not much information reported about the lactobacilli species responsible for curd production in Chad. Therefore we have chosen to locate and identify them. We started with the...

Author(s): Doutoum A. A., Tidjani A., Abdelaziz Arada I., Tidjani S. M. T., Balde M., Sylla K. S. B., Seydi Mg and Toguebaye B. S.