Food and Nutrition Research

  • Micronutrient Composition and its Bio-availability in Complementary Foods Developed From Cereal (Millet/Maize), Soybean and Monkey kola Flours

    Micronutrient Composition and its Bio-availability in Complementary Foods Developed From Cereal (Millet/Maize), Soybean and Monkey kola Flours Kiin-Kabari DB*, Akusu MO and Osemene-Onwochei AG Department of Food Science and Technology, Rivers State University, P, M, B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria The micronutrient composition of complementary foods produced from blends of cereal (millet/maize), soybean and monkey kola flours were evaluated. Seven millet-based blends (A1 to G1) and maizebased blends (A2 to G2) were analyzed for total carotene content. Thereafter, 100% millet,…

  • EFFECT OF HIGH POLYPHENOLS BEVERAGES ON mRNA LEVELS FROM TP53 AND ATM GENES

    EFFECT OF HIGH POLYPHENOLS BEVERAGES ON mRNA LEVELS FROM TP53 AND ATM GENES Vânia Mattoso1*; Gabrielle Rocha1, Sérgio Barroso1, Vilma Blondet de Azeredoa Adenilson de Souza da Fonseca2,3 1Federal Fluminense University, Nutrition College, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 2University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Biophysics and Biometrics, Roberto Alcântara Gomes Biology Institute, Brazil; 3Department of Physiological Sciences, Biomedical Institute, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Frei Caneca Street, 94, Rio de Janeiro, 20211040, Brazil….

  • Effects of Artepelin-C Supplementation Present in Propolis Related to Inflammatory Processes in Physically Active Individuals

    Effects of Artepelin-C Supplementation Present in Propolis Related to Inflammatory Processes in Physically Active Individuals Erico Chagas Caperuto1, Maria Aparecida Nicoletti2, Michael Martini Silva1, Tony Cezar Goularte1, Jeferson Oliveira Santana1, Natalia Gusmão1, Catarina Andrade Barbosa3, Helenice de Souza Spinosa4, Juliana Weckx Peña Muñoz1, André Rinaldi Fukushima4,5 1Universidade São Judas Tadeu-R. Taquari, São Paulo/SP, Brazil; 2Departamento de Farmácia. Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo/SP, Brazil; 3Departamento de estudo de atividade física adaptada – Faculdade de Educação Física,…

  • Influence of Complementary Food Composition on Prevalence of Anemia among Children Aged 6-24 Months in West Cameroon

    Influence of Complementary Food Composition on Prevalence of Anemia among Children Aged 6-24 Months in West Cameroon MANANGA Marlyne Josephine12*, KANA SOP Marie Modestine2, NOLLA Nicolas2, TETANYE Ekoe3, GOUADO Inocent2 1 University of Yaoundé I, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry of Yaoundé 2 University of Douala, Faculty of Science, Department of Biochemistry of Douala. 3 University of Yaoundé I, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Iron is an essential micronutrient for human health and inadequate intake may result in…

  • Changes in Microbiological Quality of Table Spreads Produced from African Pear (Dacryodes edulis) Pulp during Storage

    Changes in Microbiological Quality of Table Spreads Produced from African Pear (Dacryodes edulis) Pulp during Storage Akusu, Ohwesiri Monday*; Wordu, Gabriel Oji and Obiesie Chidiebere Department of Food Science and Technology, Rivers State University, Nkpolu Oroworukwo, P. M. B., 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria African pear (Dacryodes edulis) pulp was extracted and pasteurized. The pasteurized pulp was homogenized with different levels of food grade additives to form table spreads of samples A to H while sample I was left without preservative….

  • Ancient whole grain gluten-free quinoa, high protein, vegetable flatbreads

    Ancient whole grain gluten-free quinoa, high protein, vegetable flatbreads Talwinder S Kahlon, Roberto J Avena-Bustillos, Mei-Chen M Chiu and Ashwinder K Kahlon Western Regional Research Center, USDA-ARS, 800 Buchanan St., Albany, CA 94710 The objective was to evaluate four kinds of ancient whole grain gluten-free Quinoa, high protein, vegetable, nutritious, tasty, health promoting flatbreads. The flatbreads were Quinoa Peanut Meal Kale (QPK), QPK-Onions, QPK-Garlic and QPK-Cilantro. Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids. Peanut Meal was utilized to formulate higher…

  • Effect of Pasteurisation on the Proximate Composition, Mineral and Sensory Properties of Fresh and Dry Tiger Nuts, and Their Milk Extracts

    Effect of Pasteurisation on the Proximate Composition, Mineral and Sensory Properties of Fresh and Dry Tiger Nuts, and Their Milk Extracts Patience C. Obinna-Echem1*, Nkechi J.T, Emelike1 and Justin M. Udoso1,2 1Department of Food Science and Technology, Rivers State University, Nkpolu-Oroworokwo, Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria; 2NAFDAC Office, Federal Secretariat Complex, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Nigeria The proximate, mineral and sensory properties of pasteurised and unpasteurised fresh and dry yellow tiger nuts and their milk extract were evaluated….

  • Chemical and microbiological properties of kavut flour produced in some regions of Turkey

    Chemical and microbiological properties of kavut flour produced in some regions of Turkey Asya ÇETİNKAYA Kafkas University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture,Department of Food Engineering, Kars-Turkey Kavut is a traditional cereal product prepared with kavut flour, which is obtained from grinding wheat or barley, and sugar, milk and butter. In this study, 35 unpacked kavut flour samples that were produced in house conditions and family businesses in Kars province and sold in delicatessen and shopping arcades were analyzed chemically to…

  • Content Analysis of Television Food Advertisements Aimed at Children: Case Study of Lagos and Ibadan

    Content Analysis of Television Food Advertisements Aimed at Children: Case Study of Lagos and Ibadan Folake O. Samuel1 and Grace O. Ekundayo2 1Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. 2Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Advertisement is one of the major components of the food environment which influences in childhood food choices. This study was conducted to analyze the content of food advertisements aimed at children in Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria. Advertisement samples which were…

  • A review article on health benefits of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp)

    A review article on health benefits of Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp) Rabia Syed1 and Ying Wu2 1PhD candidate. Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. College of Agriculture Tennessee State University. 2Ph.D. Associate Professor Food and Animal Science. Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. College of Agriculture Tennessee State University. Pigeon pea is a perennial tropical crop primarily grown in Asia and Africa, and its seeds are consumed as a rich source of protein and carbohydrates…