Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016

  • Development of Gluten Free Snacks Fortified with Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) Powder

    Hanan A. Hussien, Eman M. Salem

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 136-144
    Received: Oct. 08, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2016
    Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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    Abstract: Portulaca oleracea (Portulacaceae family) is listed in the World Health Organization as one of the most used medicinal plants. It has been described as a “power food” of future because of its high nutritive and its anti-oxidant properties. Purslane, has high content of protein, ash and fiber and is a good source of minerals. Also, it has a high con... Show More
  • Growth and Nutritional Quality Comparison Between Two Common Purslanes, Portulaca granulatostellulata and P. Edulis

    Jingjing Yun, Man Li, Qi Li, Xinyi Yang, Xinfeng Wang, Changmei Lu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 145-151
    Received: Oct. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2016
    Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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    Abstract: Portulaca granulatostellulata and P. edulisare two subspecies ofcommon purslane. The biomass of both plants was similar; however, with long upright stems and a long vegetative period, P. edulis production was easier. Both subspecies were rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, main organic nutrients’ contents in 25-d-old plants were higher than those in1... Show More
  • Parents’ Practices Associated with Aflatoxin Contamination and Control of Complementary Foods in Central Tanzania

    Selestin Ngoma, Bendantukuka Tiisekwa, Dismas Mwaseba, Martin Kimanya

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 152-161
    Received: Oct. 22, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 03, 2016
    Published: Nov. 25, 2016
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    Abstract: Parents’ practices that are associated with aflatoxin contamination and control in complementary foods were studied in Central Tanzania. A descriptive cross-sectional survey using interviewer-administered structured pretested questionnaire was conducted among 364 randomly selected parents of children aged between 6-23 months, and the mean age (SD) ... Show More
  • Opuntia ficus-indica as a Source of Bioactive and Nutritional Phytochemicals

    Imen Belhadj Slimen, Taha Najar, Manef Abderrabba

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 162-169
    Received: Nov. 19, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 30, 2016
    Published: Dec. 23, 2016
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    Abstract: Cacti are known for their minimum water requirement. They grow extensively in arid lands, where they were traditionally used for both human and animal food. Opuntia ficus-indica, commonly referred to as prickly pear or nopal cactus, was known as a medicinal plant, owing to its rich composition in polyphenols, vitamins, polyunsaturated fatty acids a... Show More
  • Soy Protein Detection in Raw and Cooked Meat Products Using Different ELISA Kits

    Cellerino Karina, Lopez Laura Beatriz

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 170-174
    Received: Sep. 23, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2016
    Published: Jan. 04, 2017
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    Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate different ELISA kits for the detection of soy proteins in raw and cooked model systems (MS) added with soy protein concentrate 63% protein (SPC), and in commercial meat products. Nine bovine meat MS with 0-2000 ppm SPC, nine boneless ham cooked MS with 0-2000 ppm SPC and eight commercial meat products were anal... Show More
  • Milk Traces Detection in Cookies and Extruded Products Analyzed with Elisa Kits

    Binaghi Maria Julieta, Greco Carola Beatriz, Martín Maria Eugenia, Drago Silvina Rosa, Ronayne de Ferrer Patricia Ana, López Laura Beatriz

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2016
    Pages: 175-179
    Received: Sep. 23, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 07, 2016
    Published: Jan. 04, 2017
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    Abstract: Detection of milk traces was evaluated in cookies and extruded products model systems (MS) and in commercial products declaring milk presence through either the statement: “Contains…” or precautionary phrases. The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of two different commercial ELISA kits for this purpose. Six cookies and extruded produ... Show More