Oct 29, 2020Open AccessArticle
Background: The human body is exposed to significant amounts of the potent inorganic mercury (Hg 2) or methylmercury (Me-Hg). The diet is the main route for this exposure; the fish consumption may result in confusion for the crucial benefits of the fish consumption beside the hazardous side of their content of mercuric compounds. The mercuric compounds have different routes of absorption, mostly by the gut through the diet, causing severe health problems via the oxidative stress mechanisms. The ...
May 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
Hydroponic is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. The study aimed to assess the behavior of Minetto and Blonde de Paris varieties of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in hydroculture. The experiments tanks have been installed in Talanga？ Micro-garden site, located in Kimbanguiste Church at Brazzaville. The lettuce seeds were sown in a nursery tank, and then transplanted into 4 hydroponic production t...
Apr 30, 2020Open AccessArticle
The fermentation technology of dandelion black tea was optimized by Box-Behnken response surface method. Combined with sensory evaluation and biochemical analysis, the effects of fermentation conditions such as temperature, time and humidity on the functional components, sensory quality and antioxidant function of dandelion black tea were evaluated. Results showed that under the conditions of fermentation temperature of 25？C, humidity of 80% and time of 15 h, functional properties of dandelion b...
Apr 24, 2020Open AccessArticle
Livestock production in DRC is very low and cannot provide sufficient animal proteins and contribute efficiently to poverty alleviation. In this way, a survey was carried out on chicken’s production in 7 sites in the country: Bukavu and his hinterland, Minova, Bweremana-Sake, Goma, Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and in Kongo central (Mvuazi-Kolo). Survey was conducted on 8th to 23rd March 2015 at the household and chickens company level using standard methods of interviews and structured questionnaires on...
Feb 04, 2020Open AccessArticle
The white bean represents the most important nutrition legume in many coun-tries in the world, including Kosovo. It has high protein, dietary fibers and mineral content and it is mainly used in the form of cooked food. This paper has the objective to review the parameters of rheological properties, qualitative properties and nutrition values of the bread produced by adding various per-centages of the flour obtained from white bean. The results from rheological
Nov 07, 2019Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Poultry production has increased during the past half century throughout the world. In Burkina Faso modern poultry farming is becoming a necessity in view of the growing demand for eggs. Intensive poultry farming is developing rapidly, given that the productivity of local poultry remains very low Because of the low availability and high cost of food. Therefore, it becomes imperative to develop strategies to make mode
Nov 06, 2019Open AccessArticle
Auricularia polytricha is a functional food
material that contains numerous bioactive health-promoting compounds. This
study demonstrates the novel application of A.
polytricha powder (APP) in steamed bread production. Moreover,
this work aimed to determine the influence of the direct addition
Aug 13, 2019Open AccessArticle
In 2016, the total estimated paddy production in Nigeria was 17.5 million metric tons (MMT) which is equivalent to 5.7 MMT milled rice. This is 1.3 MMT lower than the projected 7.0 MMT national consumption demands. This implies that Nigeria is progressing towards achieving self-sufficiency in rice if this data is compared with 3.5 MMT milled rice production in 2010. But about 10% - 30% or more of this increase does not reach the f
Jul 24, 2019Open AccessArticle
Food quality assurance is becoming increasingly important in food processing industry as expectations from the consumers and competitions among food manufacturers continue to grow. For this singular reason, this research work is primarily aimed at studying the dielectric characteristics of pure honey and adulterated ones with a view to determine honey that has been adulterated. In this work, permittivity of pure honey, distilled w
Jul 16, 2018Open AccessArticle
Tea is consumed for
different reasons and by different people around the world. Most people are
increasingly becoming aware of the benefits of consuming herbal beverages,
hence the need for production of tea from health and medicinal plants. This
work was aimed to produce tea from Turkey berry and access the acceptance of Turkey
berry tea in when compared with other tea product on the market. Sensory evaluation was done on a five-