International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2018

  • Trend Analysis on Maternal Health Care Services Utilization in Amhara Region Referral Hospitals, Ethiopia

    Genanew Timerga, Solomon Hailemeskel

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2018
    Pages: 81-89
    Received: 1 March 2018
    Accepted: 19 March 2018
    Published: 19 April 2018
    Abstract: According to World Health Organization (WHO) repot complications arising during pregnancy death accounts 580,000 women of reproductive age each year, and a high proportion of these deaths contributed in sub-Saharan Africa. Impediments to the effective delivery care, ANC and PNC include geographical, financial and cultural barriers. The objectives o... Show More
  • Research Article

    Junk Food Consumption and Its Association with Body Mass Index Among School Adolescents

    Pramila Poudel

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2018
    Pages: 90-93
    Received: 16 March 2018
    Accepted: 3 April 2018
    Published: 9 May 2018
    Abstract: Healthy and nutritious food are being replaced by new commercial food items called Junk Food. These food item are with high calories but with low nutritive values. Excess consumption of junk food is associated with several nutritional problems ranging from underweight to obesity and various Non-communicable diseases. The study was conducted to asse... Show More
  • Thiamine and Quinine Differently Inhibit the Early Phase of Acetylcholine-Dependent Contraction of Mouse Ileum in vitro

    Atsuko Yamashita, Nana Shimamoto, Kyoko Morita, Hasumi Sugiyama, Mari Kimoto, Kazuo Toda, Masato Ota

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2018
    Pages: 94-99
    Received: 7 April 2018
    Accepted: 27 April 2018
    Published: 18 May 2018
    Abstract: Thiamine and quinine are popular bitter substances and their physiological effects have been studied; however, their impact on digestion remains unknown. Here, the physiological effects of thiamine and quinine was investigated for in vitro contraction of mouse ileum. Acetylcholine stimulates autonomous contraction of mouse ileum in a dose-dependent... Show More
  • Sensory Attributes of Three Edible Tropical Mushrooms and Their Use in Formulating Food Products for Children 2 -5 Years Old

    Hagan Lynda Larmkie, Johnson Paa-Nii Torgbor, Obodai Mary, Blay Adjei Maame Yaa, Simons Christopher, Dzomeku Matilda

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2018
    Pages: 100-109
    Received: 5 April 2018
    Accepted: 28 April 2018
    Published: 25 May 2018
    Abstract: Background: Mushrooms are important sources of proteins and vitamins, but have unique sensory properties in appearance, flavour and texture that can lead to polarized liking amongst consumers. Children between the ages of 2 to 5 years can be picky eaters and adding vegetables such as mushrooms into their diets can be a challenge. Objective: This st... Show More
  • Effect of Germination on Nutritional Composition and Functional Propertiesof Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecumLinn) Seed Flour

    Tamiru Kasaye Atlaw, Jha Yogesh Kumar, Neela Satheesh

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, May 2018
    Pages: 110-115
    Received: 16 April 2018
    Accepted: 8 May 2018
    Published: 5 June 2018
    Abstract: This study evaluated the effect of germination on the chemical compositionand functional propertiesof fenugreek seed flour. Germinated fenugreek flour had higher crude protein 29.89% in fenugreek flour germinated for 72h followed by 29.36% in fenugreek flour germinated for 48h and 27.42% in raw fenugreek flour. The crude fiber ranged from 11.349 to... Show More