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Natural and Synthetic Chalcones as Privileged Molecules with Antioxidant Activities

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in higher concentrations damage cells and deform molecules of a protein, lipid, or macromolecular nature. Maintaining cell homeostasis is intimately tied to maintaining a balance between ROS formation and elimination. Antioxidants are chemicals that can neutralise ROS’s harmful effects. These substances are both artificial and organic. Flavonoids are a class of…
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July 28, 2022 0

Latest Research on Food Processing : May 21

[1] Applications and potential of ultrasonics in food processing Ultrasound has attracted considerable interest in food science and technology due to its promising effects in food processing and preservation. As one of the advanced food technologies it can be applied to develop gentle but targeted processes to improve the quality and safety of processed foods…
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May 6, 2021 0

Dragon Fruit: The Super Fruit

Indian has agriculture supported economy having over increasing population, but heading towards food self sufficiency. One of the ways to boost up farming economy is adaption of high value low input requirement crop having diversified adaptability with various agro-climatic areas of India. The dragon fruit (Hylocereus sp.) is gaining its popularity for immense scope to…
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November 11, 2019 0

Comparative Evaluation of Organic and Conventional Vegetables on Physical and Chemical Parameters and Antioxidant Activity

The objective of this research was to perform a quantitative and comparative analysis of physical and chemical characteristics and antioxidant activity in organic and conventional carrot (Daucus carota), green pepper (Capsicum annuum) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa). Five representative samples of each conventional vegetables, certified organic and non-certified organic vegetables were gotten from farms and supermarkets…
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October 22, 2019 0

Effect of Neem (Azadirachta indica) Leaf Coating on Shelf Life and quality Retention of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Fruits during Storage

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world. Effect of Neem leaf coating on the shelf life and quality retention of tomato fruits during storage was investigated. Three varieties of tomato fruits (UTC, Shase and Hoozua) obtained from Wurukum market in Makurdi were treated with Neem leaf coating to…
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October 22, 2019 0

Influence of Storage on Some Physicochemical and Microbial Properties of Concentrates from Two Sudanese Mangos (Mangifera indica) Verities

Aims: To produce concentrates at remote areas of production, where fruits are expected to be cheaper and hence compete with imported concentrates. Study Design: Factorial Experimental design. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Sudan and Food Research Center, Shambat, Sudan, between September 2009 and…
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October 22, 2019 0

Aqueous 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) Utilization on a Non-climacteric Fruit: Cucumber

The present study aimed to evaluate a utilization of aqueous 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on a non-climacteric fruit of cucumber, and to compare with/to gaseous 1-MCP and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) applications. Fruits of cucumbers (Erdemli F1) were either treated with aqueous or gaseous 1-MCP (1 ppm), or left untreated for MAP storage or controls. The cucumbers…
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October 22, 2019 0

Consensus Summit: Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in the Nigerian Population

Aims: To issue a consensus statement on Lipids and Cardiovascular Health and the impact of their interrelationship in Nigerian Population. Study Design: Experts from a range of relevant disciplines, deliberated on different aspects of Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in the Nigerian Population at a Summit. Place and Duration of Study: The Summit was held in…
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October 22, 2019 0

Hydro-Fracture Resistance Properties of Hura crepitans Seed Relevant to Handling and Processing

During harvesting, handling and dehulling, agricultural materials including seeds were subjected to several static and dynamic pressures that may affect the quality of the kernel if not properly handled. This work therefore studied the effects of moisture content on some compressive properties of Hura crepitans as a preparation for the design of the seed dehulling…
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October 22, 2019 0

A Through-chain Analysis of Microbiological Food Safety Hazards and Control Measures Associated with Production and Supply of Seed Sprouts for Human Consumption

An outbreak that occurred in Australia in 2005 – 2006 due to consumption of alfalfa sprouts contaminated with Salmonella Oranienburg affected 141 individuals, and cost an estimated $1.19 million to the Australian community. An outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 linked to consumption of fenugreek sprouts occurred largely in Germany in 2011, and affected approximately 4,000…
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October 22, 2019 0