African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 897

Table of Content: October 2015; 9(10)

October 2015

Economic implication of industrialization of a popular weaning food “ogi” production in Nigeria: A review

Socio-economic relevance of fermented food in developing countries is evident. However, the production of this category of food is still achieved under primitive conditions. Ogi a fermented product from maize, sorghum or millet is usually transformed into gruel or porridge when heated. About a quarter of Nigeria population is said to consume Ogi on a weekly bases. This coupled with increasing industrialization and...

Author(s): Bolaji, O. T., Adepoju, P. A. and Olalusi, A. P.

October 2015

The impact of processing on the nutritional, mineral and vitamin composition of palm kernel nut (Elaeis guineensis)

Proximate, vitamin and mineral compositions of palm kernel nut (Elaeis guineensis) in the raw and processed form was investigated using standard analytical methods. The proximate composition (g/100g) for the raw palm kernel nut was as follows: moisture 7.15±0.21, dry matter 92.86±0.21, ash 2.90±0.00, crude fibre 11.38±0.04, ether extract 52.40±3.11, crude protein 8.69±0.01 and...

Author(s): Okonkwo, Chibuzor Onyinye and Ozoude, Uzumma Juliet

October 2015

Enhanced L-citrulline in parboiled paddy rice with watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) juice for preventing Sarcopenia: A preliminary study

Aging related muscle loss and sarcopenia are public health problems. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential of rice parboiled with watermelon juice as a source of L-citrulline and as a means of slowing or preventing sarcopenia. In the western and industrialized countries, preventive and curative treatments for sarcopenia include physical exercise, pharmacological approach and dietary...

Author(s): Mamadou SADJI, Penelope M. PERKINS-VEAZIE, Ndeye Fatou NDIAYE, Djibril TRAORE, Guoying MA., Cheikna ZONGO, Yves TRAORE, Mohamadou Diop SALL and Alfred TRAORE