Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017

  • Weed Identification in Sugarcane Plantation Through Images Taken from Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and kNN Classifier

    Inacio Henrique Yano, Nelson Felipe Oliveros Mesa, Wesley Esdras Santiago, Rosa Helena Aguiar, Barbara Teruel

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 211-216
    Received: 19 September 2017
    Accepted: 30 September 2017
    Published: 6 November 2017
    Abstract: The sugarcane is one of the most important crops in Brazil, the world´s largest sugar producer and the second largest ethanol producer. The presence of weeds in the sugarcane plantation can cause losses up to 90% of the production, caused by the competition for light, water and nutrients, between the crop and the weeds. Usually sugarcane plantation... Show More
  • Ethnobotanical Survey of Wild Edible Plants and Their Contribution for Food Security Used by Gumuz People in Kamash Woreda; Benishangul Gumuz Regional State; Ethiopia

    Dessalegn Ayele Amente

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 217-224
    Received: 31 August 2017
    Accepted: 23 September 2017
    Published: 14 November 2017
    Abstract: The aims of this study was documenting and assessing the utilization of the food plants used by the Gumuz community in western Ethiopia. Informants were sampled from selected kebeles randomly. Semi-structured interview, questionnaires, focus group discussion and field observations were tools of data collection. Descriptive statistics, preference ra... Show More
  • Selecting the Proper Generator for Steam or Gas Turbine Applications

    Da Silva Jefferson Joeicemir

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 225-231
    Received: 16 August 2017
    Accepted: 28 September 2017
    Published: 16 November 2017
    Abstract: The aim of this article is to explore key aspects for a long-lasting and rentable generator. Its motivation comes from the fact that when selecting turbo-generators sets investors and engineers pave much more attention to the turbines details, but generators end up been choice as commodities and as result the whole generation system suffers from av... Show More
  • Effect of Different Processing Methods on the Chemical Composition and Organoleptic Properties of African Nutmeg (Monodora myristica)

    Ehirim Fidelis N., Onugha Fidelis C., Agomuo Jude K.

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 232-235
    Received: 25 April 2017
    Accepted: 12 May 2017
    Published: 28 November 2017
    Abstract: African Nutmeg seeds were subjected to three different processing methods to produce flour. The different processing methods were roasting, boiling, and boiling/roasting. The samples were subjected to proximate, minerals antinutrients and organoleptic evaluations using standard methods. The proximate composition is as follows protein 12.71-14.78%, ... Show More
  • Milling and Physical Characteristics of Pigmented Rice Varieties

    Saravanan Ponnappan, Arun Thangavel, Omprakash Sahu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017
    Pages: 236-241
    Received: 11 May 2017
    Accepted: 27 July 2017
    Published: 30 November 2017
    Abstract: In the present study, four different pigmented rice varieties, namely glutinous white rice, black rice and two red rice varieties (TPS-1 and TKM-9) were evaluated for various quality aspects in terms of milling and physical characteristics such as hulling percentage, milling percentage, whole kernel recovery, milling loss, thousand grain weight, gr... Show More