International Journal of Food Science and Biotechnology

Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017

  • Potential of Soaking and Sun-Drying in Detoxifying Toxic Cassava Root Tubers

    Morgan Andama, Julius BunnyLejju, Benson Oloya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 103-105
    Received: 1 July 2017
    Accepted: 13 July 2017
    Published: 9 August 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.11
    Abstract: Root tubers of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) have cyanogenic glucosides which liberate hydrogen cyanide (HCN) on hydrolysis in quantities that can be toxic to humans. As a result, several techniques have been used to detoxify the tubers including among others, soaking, sun-drying and fermentation which has been found to be the most effective. ... Show More
  • Proximate Analysis and Formulation of Infant Food from Soybean and Cereals Obtained in Benue State, Nigeria

    Ikese Chris Oche, Okoye Patrice-Anthony Chudi, Ubwa Simon Terver, Akende Samue

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 106-113
    Received: 19 April 2017
    Accepted: 19 July 2017
    Published: 15 August 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.12
    Abstract: In a bid to stem the tide of infant malnutrition occasioned by the high cost of proprietary infant food in developing countries, the study formulated a nutritious infant food by beneficiating a cereal-legume composite prepared from short rice, yellow maize and soybean grains obtained in Benue State, Nigeria using crayfish, egg yolk and banana flavo... Show More
  • Annonaceae Fruits Growing in Coast Region of Kenya as an Alternative Source of Dietary Carotenoids

    Chimbevo Mwagandi Lenny, Malala Joel Boniface, Anjili Christopher Omukhango, Orwa Jennifer, Mibei Elias Kibiwot, Ndeti Cosmas Muia, Muchiri Francis Wambura, Oshule Paul Sifuna, Oginga Fredrick Otieno, Otundo Denis Orare, Karanja Simon Muturi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 114-120
    Received: 29 June 2017
    Accepted: 18 July 2017
    Published: 18 September 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.13
    Abstract: Fruit and vegetables provides most of the carotenoids in the human diet, and their consumption is always an essential requirement for human nutrition due to the presence of bioactive compounds. The study investigated the presence of carotenoids in different parts (pulp, peel and seeds) of the underutilized, exotic fruits Annonaceae family species (... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Traditional Processing Techniques in Reducing Cyanide Levels in Selected Cassava Varieties in Zombo District, Uganda

    Morgan Andama, Benson Oloya

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 121-125
    Received: 21 August 2017
    Accepted: 11 September 2017
    Published: 20 October 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.14
    Abstract: The root tubers of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) contain varying amounts of cyanogenic glucosides which liberate toxic hydrogen cyanide with the resultant effect of poisoning especially the highly cyanogenic cultivars. These include some of the local and improved cassava varieties grown in Zombo district, Uganda among others. Therefore, this s... Show More
  • The Effect of Feeding Shea Butter Residual Meal on Pullet Chicks, Haematological and Serum Chemistry Response

    Isaac John Umaru, Hauwa Aduwamai Umaru, Kerenhappuch Isaac Umaru

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 126-129
    Received: 23 September 2017
    Accepted: 4 October 2017
    Published: 27 November 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.15
    Abstract: Pullet chicks were fed shea butter residual meal of different categories. (A= Apparently brown nuts not sprouted, B= Dark Shea nuts and C= sprouted nuts) at 0g/kg, 50g/kg, 100g/kg, 150g/kg, and 200g/kg diet, administration of these residual meal as alternative protein and energy source to pullet chicks indicate that the pullet chicks growth rate at... Show More
  • Impact of Grinding Machine on Trace Metal Levels in Soup Condiments

    Oluwafemi Ogunlalu, Oluwabanke Ademola, Olugbenga O. Oluwasina, Ademola F. Aiyesanmi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 130-133
    Received: 11 June 2017
    Accepted: 4 July 2017
    Published: 29 November 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.16
    Abstract: This research seeks to evaluate the extent of metallic release into food condiment due to the use of grinder machine. Grinders aged between approximately 24 months and 42 months were used to grind soup condiments and the latter were analyzed for heavy metals using standard methods. The results revealed that grinder whose age was less than 24 months... Show More
  • Effect of Cooking Methods and Ripening Stages on the Nutritional Compositions of Plantain (Musa Paradisiaca)

    Agbemafle Robert, Aggor-Woananu Samira Elsie, Dzameshie Hayford

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017
    Pages: 134-140
    Received: 22 March 2017
    Accepted: 5 April 2017
    Published: 28 December 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfsb.20170204.17
    Abstract: The effect of stage of ripening and cooking methods (boiling, roasting and frying) on the nutritional compositions of plantain (Musa spp.) were studied. Plantain fruits (Musa spp.) at the unripe (deep green), semi-ripe (yellow green) and fully ripe (deep yellow) stages of ripeness were analyzed for proximate, total sugar and mineral compositions, a... Show More