International Journal of Food Science and Biotechnology

Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017

  • High Prevalence of Intestinal Parasite Carriage Among Food Handlers in the Gambia

    Haruna S. Jallow, Abou Kebbeh, Olliemattou Sagnia, Baba Fofona, Sana M. Sambou, Yaya Camara, Ignatius Baldeh, Bakary Sanneh

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 29 January 2017
    Accepted: 21 February 2017
    Published: 9 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170201.11
    Abstract: Background: Most of the world population is approximately infected with intestinal parasites, the burden of this infection is mainly found in people living in developing countries where hygiene and environmental sanitation are poor. Gambia is not an exception to this phenomenon of poor hygiene and sanitation, therefore is at high risk of intestinal... Show More
  • Impact of Consciousness Energy Healing Treatment (The Trivedi Effect®) on Physical, Spectroscopic, and Thermal Properties of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) Root Extract

    Mahendra Kumar Trivedi, Alice Branton, Dahryn Trivedi, Gopal Nayak, Aileen Carol Lee, Aksana Hancharuk, Carola Marina Sand, Debra Jane Schnitzer, Rudina Thanasi, Eileen Mary Meagher, Faith Ann Pyka, Gary Richard Gerber, Johanna Catharina Stromsnas, Judith Marian Shapiro, Laura Nelson Streicher, Lorraine Marie Hachfeld, Matthew Charles Hornung, Patricia M. Rowe, Sally Jean Henderson, Sheila Maureen Benson, Shirley Theresa Holmlund, Stephen P. Salters, Parthasarathi Panda, Snehasis Jana

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 6-15
    Received: 6 February 2017
    Accepted: 18 February 2017
    Published: 9 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170201.12
    Abstract: Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) root extract and their active metabolites possess a broad range of pharmacological activities. The current study aimed to explore the impact of The Trivedi Effect® - Energy of Consciousness Healing Treatment (Biofield Energy Healing) on the physical, spectroscopic, and thermal properties of ashwagandha root extract ... Show More
  • First Study of the Turkey (Meleagris Gallopavo) in Cameroon: Assessing Turkey Biodiversity in the Highlands of West-Cameroon

    Tegadjoue Sindze Aubin, Meutchieye Felix, Djiotsa Dongmo Francis, Kamta Tchoffo Romeo Omer, Fogang Tagasine Aristide, Manjeli Yacouba

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 16-23
    Received: 29 October 2016
    Accepted: 25 February 2017
    Published: 17 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170201.13
    Abstract: The study was undertaken from November 2015 to January 2016. It had as a general objective to contribute to the knowledge of turkey’s biodiversity of the Highlands of West-Cameroon for their safeguard and for their genetic improvement. More specifically, it was aimed at evaluating turkeys’ morphobiometric diversity and estimating correlation coeffi... Show More
  • Household Food Insecurity and Women’s Nutritional Status in Addis Ababa

    Tesfay Birhane Gebremariam

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 24-30
    Received: 14 April 2016
    Accepted: 6 January 2017
    Published: 24 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170201.14
    Abstract: Background: Existing poverty, soaring food price and fast population growth are challenges of urban areas’ access to food. This especially hurt women’s nutritional status. Objective: This study was conducted to assess the level of household food insecurity and its effect on women’s nutritional status in Addis Ababa. Methodology: Cross-sectional stu... Show More
  • Nutritional and Biological Importance of the Weed Echinochloacolona: A Review

    Ray Sayani, Chatterjee Annalakshmi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017
    Pages: 31-37
    Received: 17 February 2017
    Accepted: 7 March 2017
    Published: 7 April 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170201.15
    Abstract: Echinochloacolona is a cosmopolitan weed common in gardens, roadsides, disturbed sites, waste areas, wetlands, and pastures. It is capable of invading natural areas, where it is being classified as the prime environmental weeds. It has high fibre contain which is essential for diabetes, cardio vascular-related disorders and for the patient who are ... Show More