Food and Nutrition Research

  • The potential use of Mentha x piperita L., Peumus boldus Mol. and Baccharis trimera Iless. extracts as functional food ingredients

    The potential use of Mentha x piperita L., Peumus boldus Mol. and Baccharis trimera Iless. extracts as functional food ingredients Agustina Irazustaa, Russell Caccavellob, Luis Panizzoloa, Alejandro Gugliucci b, Alejandra Medrano *a a Laboratorio de Bioactividad y Nanotecnología de Alimentos. Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Facultad de Química, Udelar, Uruguay; b Glycation, Oxidation and Disease Laboratory, Dept. of Research, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University-California, Vallejo, CA, USA We studied the comparative antioxidant and anti-glycation activities of Mentha…

  • Profile of cacao cultivated in Colombia: a study based on standardized methods, indicators of quality and variety

    Profile of cacao cultivated in Colombia: a study based on standardized methods, indicators of quality and variety Maritza Gilab, Carolina Bedoyab, Luz Alzateb, Julian Londono-Londonoc aUniversidad Nacional de Colombia. Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias. Medellín-Antioquia Colombia. bCorporación Universitaria Lasallista. Grupo de investigación de Ingeniería de Alimentos, GRIAL. cAgrosavia Several modifications have been reported for methods used to recognize varieties and the quality of cocoa during post-harvest. This situation has limited comparable and competitive profiles. For this reason, the aim of this…

  • Formulation of a Complementary Flour with High Nutrient Density and Micronutrient Content

    Formulation of a Complementary Flour with High Nutrient Density and Micronutrient Content Chikondi Memory Liomba1, 2*, Catherine Nkirote Kunyanga1 and Angela Adhiambo1 1Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, University of Nairobi, Kenya. 2Department of Agriculture Extension Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Lilongwe, Malawi. Child malnutrition is one of the biggest problems affecting about 195 million under five children in low income countries, such as Malawi. The most common forms of malnutrition are protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin A…

  • Effects of 940 MHz electromagnetic fields on Malondealdehyde content in Zeamays

    Effects of 940 MHz electromagnetic fields on Malondealdehyde content in Zeamays Habibeh Zare Ph.D Biology, Department of Biology, Payame Noor University (PNU) , Iran Electromagnetic fields are examples of abiotic stresses. Nowadays, the world sinks in lesser-known species of messages and signals that encompasses the environment. So living creatures are in exposure of electromagnetic fields. Living cells are charged that are created by ions and free radicals. Electromagnetic fields with interaction between the ions particularly fero magnetic materials such as…

  • Controversy on the role of iron and a clinical trial with intermittent iron and nutritional supplements in hair loss management

    Controversy on the role of iron and a clinical trial with intermittent iron and nutritional supplements in hair loss management Dr Rajendrasingh J Rajput, M.S., M.Ch., Hair Transplant Surgeon,Member ISHRS, IAT, & AHRS India. Background: Reports dating 1932, (86 years prior) emphasise the role of iron deficiency in hair loss. However, blood tests sometimes show normal iron levels in these patients. Should we still include iron in our treatment or conclude that iron has no role in hair loss management? In…

  • Food Standard in a University Campus in Recife

    Food Standard in a University Campus in Recife Vasconcelos F. M. F.¹, Fior D. R.2, Azevedo M. G. B. B.3, Acioli M. D.4 1,2,3Estudantes do Curso de Medicina da Universidade Católica de Pernambuco;; 4Professor Adjunto do Curso de Medicina e do Programa de Pós-Graduação da Universidade Católica de Pernambuco e Preceptor da Residência Multiprofissional em Saúde Mental da Universidade de Pernambuco. Introduction: An elaboration of the Ten Steps to Healthy Eating and of great importance for a population-related approach to…

  • Evaluation of Minerals and Vitamin Compositions of Leaf of Obsecure Morning Glory (Ipomoea Obsecura)

    Evaluation of Minerals and Vitamin Compositions of Leaf of Obsecure Morning Glory (Ipomoea Obsecura) *Ewa, O1, Rosemary, D2, Ezekwe, A.S3, Ama, A.K4, Uche, I.U5 1Department of Medical Biochemistry Gregory University Uturu Abia state; 2Department of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja; 3Department of Medical Biochemistry Imo State University, Owerri; 4Department of Human Physiology, Imo State University, Owerri; 5Department of Microbiology, Gregory University Uturu The study was conducted to evaluate vitamin and mineral compositions of leaves of a wild and…

  • Nutraceutical wild plants and their socio-economic contributions to households in Lare Woreda, Gambella Regional State, Southwest Ethiopia

    Nutraceutical wild plants and their socio-economic contributions to households in Lare Woreda, Gambella Regional State, Southwest Ethiopia Thakdeal Kuet Lim1, Debela Hunde Feyyisa2 and Dereje Bekele Jiru2   1Gambella Agricultural Research Institute 2 Jimma University, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia   An ethno botanical study was conducted in Lare woreda (district) of Gamella Regional State of Ethiopia with the objective of identifying the existing nutraceutical plant species having various socio-economic significances for households in the area. The study…

  • Nutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidant properties of two tropical almond pulp

    Nutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidant properties of two varieties of tropical almond (terminalia catappa) pulp *Okudu, H.O., Okudu, P.C. and Mene, L.P Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria. Ripe fruits of tropical almond (Terminalia catappa) of red and yellow varieties were collected from National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) Umudike environs. The pulp was analyzed as eaten. The nutrient compositions were determined using AOAC techniques. Minerals were determined using wet acid digestion…

  • Nutrients, Physicochemical and Sensory attributes of jams produced from Soursop and Pawpaw pulpds

    Nutrients, Physicochemical and Sensory attributes of jams produced from Soursop and Pawpaw pulpds *Okudu, H.O. and Umahi, C.F Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria. Ready- to- eat soursop and pawpaw fruits were purchased from Ubani and Umuariaga markets Umuahia, Abia State. Crude protein and crude fiber ranged between 1.17-1.27% and 0.04-0.05% respectively. Ca (90.39mg/100g), Mg(143.49mg/100g), Na(290.51mg/100g) P(185.67mg/100g), I(6.67mg/100g) and Fe(0.35mg/100g) were significantly higher in pawpaw jam,while K (69.38mg/100g) was significantly higher…