Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020

  • Weight Gain During Pregnancy in Antananarivo, Madagascar: Determinants and Outcome

    Lantonirina Ravaoarisoa, Julio Rakotonirina, Abdallah Chanfi Zalihata, Maminiaina Patricia Ratsimbazafy, Hery Rakotovao Andrianampanalinarivo, Justin Rasolofomanana Ranjalahy, Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Dec. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Jan. 09, 2020
    Published: Jan. 23, 2020
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    Abstract: Weight gain during pregnancy has effects on growth and development during intrauterine life. Data for this subject is not available for Madagascar. This study aims to measure the weight gain during pregnancy, to identify its determinants and to assess its effect on the baby's weight at birth. A retrospective cohort study was carried out on pregnant... Show More
  • Influence of Processing Methods on Food Components and Glycaemic Index of Cassava-based Traditional Foods

    Yaw Gyau Akyereko, Faustina Dufie Wireko-Manu, Ibok Oduro

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 6-14
    Received: Nov. 29, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 21, 2019
    Published: Mar. 10, 2020
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    Abstract: Processing methods affect starch hydrolysis, digestibility, absorption and glycaemic index (GI) of food. Although some studies have reported on the effect of boiling, frying, roasting and baking on glycaemic index of traditional staples, there is limited information on the contribution of drying, fermentation, boiling and steaming on starch bioavai... Show More
  • Estimation of Micronutrient Contents in Traditional Green Leafy Vegetables and Their Potential Contribution to Dietary Recommended Intakes

    Faustina Dufie Wireko-Manu, Shirley Isibhakhomen Ejoh, David Page, Catherine M. G. C. Renard

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2020
    Pages: 15-23
    Received: Feb. 21, 2020
    Accepted: Mar. 23, 2020
    Published: Apr. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: Micronutrient deficiency is a public health problem even though vegetable consumption could avert it. Vitamin C [Ascorbic acid (AA) and dehydroascorbate (DHAA)], β-carotene, lutein and vitamin B9 contents in seven traditional green leafy vegetables (raw and cooked) from Ghana were determined, to identify good sources and their potential contributio... Show More