International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022

  • The Effect of Low-Cost NPK 13-13-21 Fertilizer on the Biomass and Phycobiliproteins Production of Spirulina platensis

    Magwell Pierre Fils Rodrigue, Nedion Nadjimbayel Julien, Tavea Marie-Frédéric, Wamba Fotsop Oscar, Tchoffo Djoudjeu Kennedy, Maffo Nguena Momo Lucinda, Medueghue Fofou Apollin, Minyaka Emile, Lehman Léopold Gustave

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 45-55
    Received: Apr. 10, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 25, 2022
    Published: May 07, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.11
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    Abstract: Cultivating Spirulina platensis at a commercial scale depends on the cost and availability of nutrients in the media, as well as the ability to produce byproducts such as phycobiliproteins. The present study assessed the biomass and phycobiliproteins production of S. platensis in the low-cost NPK 13-13-21 fertilizer medium. The low-cost NPK 13-13-2... Show More
  • Determination of Zeaxanthin in New Food Raw Materials

    Duan Guoxia, Liu Lijun, Chen Shumin, Chen Jing, Liu Chunxia, Wu Lunwei, Gong Huili, Yue Hong, Liu Wang, Li Cuizhi, Lv Zhiyong

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 56-60
    Received: May 10, 2022
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    Published: May 12, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.12
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    Abstract: The new food raw material zeaxanthin has been used in many food industries. However, the state has not yet formulated relevant detection methods for the detection of zeaxanthin raw material content. There are many reports on the extraction and purification of zeaxanthin in the existing literature, but there is no report on the method for the determ... Show More
  • Dietary Practice and Associated Factors Among Lactating Mothers in Halu Woreda, Ilu Aba Bor Zone, South West Ethiopia

    Abebe Kibre, Soresa Alemu, Shuayib Shemsu, Kebebe Bidira

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 61-68
    Received: Apr. 13, 2022
    Accepted: May 07, 2022
    Published: May 12, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.13
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    Abstract: Background: Lactation is a critical time for meeting nutritional requirements. Low-quality, monotonous diets for lactating mothers are the norm in resource-poor environments around the world. In Ethiopia, suboptimal dietary consumption among lactating mothers persisted. As a result, the goal of this research was to assess dietary practices and asso... Show More
  • The Role of Mushrooms as a Functional Ingredient in Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Terri Rhea Schaefer, Charlotte Cervantes

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 69-74
    Received: Apr. 19, 2022
    Accepted: May 10, 2022
    Published: May 19, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.14
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    Abstract: Mushrooms are becoming increasingly popular as a food ingredient in packaged foods. Current literature supports the use of mushrooms as a functional ingredient due to its nutrient density and association with potential health benefits. The purposes of this exploratory study were 1) to determine if the addition of white button mushrooms to a chocola... Show More
  • Prevalence of Overweight Among Students at the University of Lubumbashi, DRC

    André Ngombe Kaseba, Patrick Mukandila, Ghislain Kikunda, Aly Antoine Kamano, Marie-France Basema, Nowa Mutangala, Salif Traore, Éric Mukomena Sompwe

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 75-81
    Received: Feb. 05, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 04, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.15
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    Abstract: Introduction: Overweight among students is a worrying public health problem in student communities in Lubumbashi because of their potential repercussions and their increasing frequency on health. The objective of our study is to identify the prevalence of overweight in a student environment in Lubumbashi. Methods: This is a study conducted on 200 s... Show More
  • Performance Evaluation of a Centrifuge Type Grain Cleaning Machine and Its Effect on Chemical and Microbial Quality of Sorghum and Millet Grains

    Nketia Stephen, Ampah Jonathan, Anyebuno George, Appiah Francis, Amoa-Awua Wisdom, Kyei Baffour Vincent, Tettey Emmanuel Ablo, Bempong Ofori

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 82-87
    Received: Apr. 25, 2022
    Accepted: May 17, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.16
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    Abstract: Cleaning is an important unit operation in food processing. However, cleaning of some cereal grains including millet and sorghum prior to processing is tedious due to their small sizes. In this study, the cleaning efficiency of a locally fabricated centrifuge-type grain cleaning machine was tested and compared to the traditional method of cleaning.... Show More
  • Prevalence and Factors Associated with Undernutrition Among HIV-Exposed Under Five Children in Two HIV Treatment Centers in Ngaoundere, Cameroon

    Hidayatou Mohamadou, Tendongfor Nicholas, Kibu Odette Dzemo, Yenshu Emmanuel Vubo

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 3, May 2022
    Pages: 88-95
    Received: May 09, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 02, 2022
    Published: Jun. 14, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20221103.17
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    Abstract: Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and undernutrition are still two major health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Our study assessed the prevalence and associated factors of undernutrition among under-five children born to HIV-positive mothers. Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was carried out in two HIV treatment c... Show More