African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 973

Table of Content: September 2015; 9(9)

September 2015

Moringa oleifera: An underutilized tree in Nigeria with amazing versatility: A review

This article aimed to review the potential of Moringa oleifera tree, emphasizing its nutritional applications for humans, industrial uses and its propagation methods, as not everyone knows the enormous benefits it has. It is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. The tree is considered one of the world’s most useful trees, as almost every part of the tree can be used for food,...

Author(s): S. G. Zaku, S. Emmanuel, A. A. Tukur and A. Kabir

September 2015

Drying by spray drying in the food industry: Micro-encapsulation, process parameters and main carriers used

The process of spray drying consists of the transformation of a product in fluid form to the solid state in the form of powder. This is done through the dispersion of droplets from the product inside a chamber, in contact with hot air. In this process, substances known as carriers or encapsulating agents can be added, aiming at facilitating or even allowing the drying of certain products. The objective of this review...

Author(s): Samantha Serra Costa, Bruna Aparecida Souza Machado, Adriana Regina Martin, Fabio Bagnara, Sandro Andre Ragadalli and Aline Rabello Costa Alves

September 2015

Antioxidant properties of seven wild edible mushrooms from Tanzania

Consumption of mushroom has increased remarkably because of their desirable aroma, taste and high nutritional content. Wild edible mushrooms (WEM) are well known for their nutritious and antioxidant properties. This study was conducted to measure and compare the antioxidant activity, total phenolic content (TPC) and total flavonoid content (TFC) of six WEM from selected indigenous Tanzanian forests and one domesticated...

Author(s): Hussein J. M., Tibuhwa D. D., Mshandete A. M. and Kivaisi A. K.

September 2015

Essential mineral content of common fish species in Chanoga, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Developing countries remain overwhelmed by nutritional problems caused mainly by poverty, natural disasters and political instabilities. The aim of this study was to determine essential mineral content of some common fish species in the Okavango Delta, Botswana and assess their potential in enhancing mineral intake. Atomic Absorption Spectrometry was used for determination of Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn; flame photometry for...

Author(s): O. Mogobe, K. Mosepele and W. R. L. Masamba

September 2015

Effect of thermal treatment on phenolic content, antioxidant, and α-amylase inhibition activities of Moringa stenopetala leaves

Moringa stenopetala is a socioeconomic valued tree that is widely available and cultivated in Southern part of Ethiopia. The leaves have been traditionally used as a food source with high nutritional and medicinal values. The present work was carried out to evaluate the effect of thermal treatment on the total phenolic content, total flavonoid content, antioxidant activities and α-amylase inhibition of aqueous...

Author(s): Daniel Assefa, Engeda Dessalegn and Chetan Chauhan