Journal of
Stored Products and Postharvest Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6567
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 166

Table of Content: December 2012; 3(13)

December 2012

The impact of cooking on the proximate composition and anti-nutritional factors of water yam (Dioscorea alata)

Raw and boiled water yam tubers (Dioscorea alata) were analyzed for proximate contents such as ash, crude protein, carbohydrate, crude fibre, crude lipid, energy and anti-nutrients using standard procedures and methods. The crude protein contents (10.27%), ash (2.93%) and lipid (0.15%) were significantly (p<0.05) lowered in the boiled tubers...

Author(s): Ezeocha V. C. and Ojimelukwe P. C.

December 2012

Storability and quality indices of palm oil in different packaging containers in Nigeria

Palm oil was obtained from Linkjon commercial processing oil mill with food grade equipment at Umunze in Anambra State. The samples were stored at ambient conditions for one year in five different containers (transparent plastic, opaque blue plastic, opaque white plastic, green bottle and transparent bottle). Quality indices were determined for moisture content, free fatty acid (FFA), acid value and saponification value...

Author(s): Ego U. Okonkwo, Kayode A. Arowora, Bukola A. Ogundele, Mike A. Omodara and Sunday S. Afolayan