African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 844

Table of Content: November 2017; 11(11)

November 2017

Bromatological analysis, phytochemical and antioxidant potential of carnauba (Copernicia prunifera (Mill.) H.E. Moore) fruit

Chemical composition as well as phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of underutilized plants, such as carnauba palm (Copernicia prunifera), provide an informed decision on how to maximize their benefits. This study aimed to evaluate the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the fruit of carnauba. The total phenolic content (gallic acid equivalents, GAE) of the ethanol extract of the whole fruit, pulp and...

Author(s): Aline Maia Silva, Cláudio Henrique de Almeida Oliveira, César Carneiro Linhares Fernandes, Marcos Vinícios de Oliveira Costa, Francisco Felipe Maia da Silva, Maria Izabel Florindo Guedes and Davide Rondina

November 2017

Effects of post-harvest handling on hydrogen cyanide content of cassava products obtained from Ilorin-West urban markets, Nigeria

Cyanide contents of locally processed cassava based products (CBP) in Ilorin-West urban markets, Nigeria was estimated and compared to established safety levels. Hence, 29 locally processed cassava products samples were randomly collected from retail outlets and tested for hydrogen cyanide content, pH, titratable acidity (TTA), water absorption capacity (WAC) and least gelation capacity (LGC) following standard...

Author(s): Samuel A. Akande, Akudo F. Onyegbula, Rukayat A. Salawu, Anuoluwapo K. Oladipo and Charles O. Adetunji

November 2017

Acute toxicity evaluation of mixture of neem (Azadirachta indica) and moringa (Moringa oleifera) seed oils in rats

The toxicity of the mixture of neem and moringa seed oils in the ratio of 1:3 was evaluated based on some biomarkers of liver and kidney functions of Wistar Albino rats. Thirty male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into six groups of five rats each. Group A served as control. Groups B, C, D, E and F received doses of 100, 1000, 1600, 2900 and 5000 mg/kg body weight of ratio 1:3 neem-moringa seed oil,...

Author(s): Ilesanmi J. O. Y., Gungula D. T. and Nadro M. S.