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Latest Research News on Corn Genotypes: Feb 2021

Root Characteristics of Corn Genotypes as Related to P Uptake Plant utilization of P applied to soils is usually low. Utilization may be increased by having more roots present or by improving P uptake characteristics of the roots. The objective of this research was to determine the effect of varying corn (Zea mays L.) root…
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February 5, 2021 0

Latest Research News on Cucumber production: Feb 2021

Effect of nutrient sources on cucumber production in different substrates The research was conducted in two successive seasons to compare the effect of nutrient sources, organic manure and inorganic conventional nutrient solution, in cucumber production performed with different local substrates. In fall, the experiment was designed to test three factors, namely cultivar [(a) Armada, (b)…
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February 4, 2021 0

Organoleptic, Chemical, Microbiological Quality and Heavy Metal Safety of Traditionally Dried Marine Fish of Bangladesh

Dried fish products are an important part of the diet of individuals living in the world’s developed and developing countries. Most of these products are prepared using traditional methods that help to satisfy people’s food and nutritional needs, particularly those in groups with low incomes. It is essential to determine the quality and security of…
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January 11, 2021 0

A Recent Approach on Process Optimization and Characterization of Gamma Irradiation Induced Variations in Functional Properties of Maize (Zea mays L.) Flour

The effect on the functional properties of maize flour of particle size and high dose gamma irradiation has been studied. Maize flour collected from 80, 60 and 40 mesh sieves at three particle size levels (<177, <250 and <420 μm) was irradiated in clear glass bottles at three gamma radiation doses (25, 50 and 75…
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January 11, 2021 0

Tackling the Fusarium spp. Related Mycotoxins in Malting and Brewing Industries

The principal constituents of the commodities used for brewing are fungi, yeasts and bacteria, common microorganisms arising from the field or storage facilities. Along with metabolites from plants, their metabolites lead to the consistency and protection of the final products – malt and beer. The microorganisms most commonly associated with the protection and consistency of…
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January 11, 2021 0

Description of Staphylococcus aureus Profile of Some Selected Processed Foods

It is supposed that processed foods are free from pathogenic microorganisms and spoilage, but this is not always true. Therefore, this analysis is intended to determine the presence of Staphylococcus aureus in some foods processed locally. One hundred and sixty samples were purchased from various locations in Calabar, Cross River State, from sixteen different types…
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January 11, 2021 0

The Use of Oleogel as a Fat Replacer in Bakery Products: A Mini Review

Fat is actually a very significant ingredient in the processing of many industrialised foods. However, because its composition includes high levels of saturated and trans fatty acids, its intake has been linked to harmful effects on human health, which has prompted industries to seek alternatives to processed goods for fat replacement. One of the most…
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January 11, 2021 0

Cold Press Black Seed Oil and Omega-3 and Its Beneficial Effects on Metabolic Function and Fatty Liver in Obese Model

Aim: A high amount of Thymoquinone (TQ), an antioxidant, is present in Nigella Sativa seeds. Therefore, we hypothesised that Nigella Sativa oil will boost obesity-induced hyperglycemia through the antioxidant properties of TQ, and decrease blood pressure and OX-LDL in obese mice. The goal of this study is to examine the effects of TQ and omega-3…
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January 11, 2021 0

Study on Psychological Bias Caused by Notification of Brand Name in Sensory Evaluation of Mango Fruit Drink

The purpose of this research is to investigate whether the brand name influences the assessment of sensory-based characteristics in the buying process of a product. Even if it induces psychological bias in sensory assessment of mango fruit drink, brand name plays an important role. We performed five separate sensory blind tests, open tests, exchange sample…
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January 11, 2021 0

In Modern Diet, Meat and Sugar Food Components Contribute to Worldwide Obesity at Similar Levels

The public has been told that to prevent obesity, sugar consumption should be reduced, but there is no such guideline for meat. Country-specific levels of obesity and obesity were derived from the Body Mass Index (BMI). These were linked to the per capita per day country-specific availability of major food groups (meat, sugar, starch, fibre,…
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January 11, 2021 0