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Food Science & Nutrition

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January 2017

Volume 5, Issue 1

Pages 1–170

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      Issue Information (pages 1–2)

      Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.417

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      Optimization of production and quality evaluation of maize-based snack supplemented with soybean and tiger-nut (Cyperus esculenta) flour (pages 3–13)

      Olugbenga O. Awolu, Olufunmilayo S. Omoba, Olumide Olawoye and Modupe Dairo

      Version of Record online: 6 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.359

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      Optimization of the production and evaluation of the quality of maize-based snack supplemented with soy and tigernut flour was studied. The functional, pasting, antioxidant, and antinutritional properties with the amino acid profile of three best blends were evaluated. Sensory evaluation of the cookies produced from the three blends was determined.

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      Investigation of nutritional properties of three species of marine turban snails for human consumption (pages 14–30)

      Roslizawati Ab Lah, Joshua Smith, Dale Savins, Ashley Dowell, Daniel Bucher and Kirsten Benkendorff

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.360

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      The proximate composition, trace element content, and fatty acids of Turbo militaris, Lunella undulata, and Lunella torquata from Australian waters were quantified. All three species were found to have significant differences in their fatty acid profiles, but all had a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids with n−3/n−6 ratios that are good for human health. These turbans snails were also found to be a good source of protein and essential elements, whereas toxic metals were below safe recommended standards. This study contributes to the commercial evaluation of Turbinidae fisheries and confirms their suitability as a nutritional food for human consumption.

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      Decarboxylase-positive Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from rabbit meat and their sensitivity to enterocins (pages 31–37)

      Andrea Lauková, Renata Szabóová, Pavel Pleva, Leona Buňková and Ľubica Chrastinová

      Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.361

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      Decarboxylase-positive E. faecium strains from rabbit meat are treated by enterocins which contribute to prevention.

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      Calories and sugars in boba milk tea: implications for obesity risk in Asian Pacific Islanders (pages 38–45)

      Jae Eun Min, David B. Green and Loan Kim

      Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.362

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      The popular boba milk tea beverage is experimentally analyzed for its sugars and caloric content. The nutrition is placed into the context of public health concerns regarding obesity and other comorbidities.

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      Evaluation of analytical methods for the determination of the physicochemical properties of fermented, granulated, and roasted cassava pulp - gari (pages 46–53)

      Cornelia Felber, Yaovi Ouézou Azouma and Marcus Reppich

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.363

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      Methods for the determination of the physicochemical properties of gari were evaluated for the most important parameters influencing the food quality and safety. Due to acceptable results, the proposed methods were regarded as suitable and adaptable for the application with single restrictions and improvements for the individual measurements. Correlation tests verified the influences of the grain size and the moisture content on the acidity content with a probability of 99.9 %.

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      Consumers' preferences for fresh yam: a focus group study (pages 54–66)

      Carla Barlagne, Denis Cornet, Jean-Marc Blazy, Jean-Louis Diman and Harry Ozier-Lafontaine

      Version of Record online: 13 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.364

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      Yam is one the most important sources of carbohydrates in Africa and in the Caribbean. But, food sectors are now being challenged by evolving consumers' preferences. Therefore, consumers' preferences for yam were elicited and three distinct consumers' profiles were identified.

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      Prevention of microbial hazard on fresh-cut lettuce through adoption of food safety and hygienic practices by lettuce farmers (pages 67–75)

      Lateefah A. Oyinlola, Adewale O. Obadina, Adebukunola M. Omemu and Olusola B. Oyewole

      Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.365

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      It is imperative that farmers and handlers of vegetables from irrigated fields should be educated on measures aimed at minimizing or eliminating microbial hazards.

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      Piceatannol exhibits anti-inflammatory effects on macrophages interacting with adipocytes (pages 76–85)

      Takayuki Yamamoto, Yongjia Li, Yuki Hanafusa, Yu-Sheng Yeh, Hiroko Maruki-Uchida, Shinpei Kawakami, Masahiko Sai, Tsuyoshi Goto, Tatsuhiko Ito and Teruo Kawada

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.366

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      Piceatannol exhibit beneficial anti-inflammatory effects in a macrophage/adipocyte model of chronic inflammation, and improve the chronic inflammation-induced adipocyte dysfunction such as suppression of uncoupling protein 1 induction.

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      Development of a nutrient-dense complementary food using amaranth-sorghum grains (pages 86–93)

      Judith Kanensi Okoth, Sophie Atieno Ochola, Nicholas K. Gikonyo and Anselimo Makokha

      Version of Record online: 22 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.367

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      In developing countries, children in the age group 6–23 months have high rates of under nourishment. This is partly due to the complementary foods which are poor both in quality and quantity compared to the children's high nutrient requirement to support rapid growth and development. Steeping and germinating amaranth and sorghum grains can enhance the nutrient density of complementary foods thereby contributing to food-based efforts to alleviate this challenge.

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      Effect of dietary selenium source (organic vs. mineral) and muscle pH on meat quality characteristics of pigs (pages 94–102)

      Luis Calvo, Fidel Toldrá, Ana I. Rodríguez, Clemente López-Bote and Ana I. Rey

      Version of Record online: 1 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.368

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      The influence of selenium source and muscle pH on meat quality was studied. Organic Se was more effective reducing drip loss at high pH than inorganic Se. muscle pH seems to modulate the action of selenium in pork.

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      Nutritional composition, quality, and shelf stability of processed Ruspolia nitidula (edible grasshoppers) (pages 103–112)

      Geoffrey Ssepuuya, Ivan Muzira Mukisa and Dorothy Nakimbugwe

      Version of Record online: 13 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.369

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      This research showed that Ruspolia nitidula is more nutritious than many conventional foods; sautéing yields the most acceptable ready-to-eat R. nitidula, and its shelf stability was potentially increased from 2 days to over 3 months, potentially enhancing its contribution to income, food, and nutrition security, and a combination of preservation methods can be used to increase the shelf stability of edible insects.

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      Carotenoid profiling of the leaves of selected African eggplant accessions subjected to drought stress (pages 113–122)

      Elias K. Mibei, Jane Ambuko, James J. Giovannoni, Arnold N. Onyango and Willis O. Owino

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.370

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      Effect of drought stress on the carotenoid profiles African eggplants was monitored using HPLC coupled to PDA detector. The carotenoids increased with maturity stage of the crop and stress led to a decrease in some carotenoids and increase in some. The results of this study indicate that water stress has significant impact on the composition of some carotenoids and photosynthetic pigments and this will definitely add value to the study of stress tolerance in crops.

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      The quality changes and microflora analysis of commercial instant soya milk (pages 123–130)

      Xiaohong Ma, Xinzhong Hu, Liu Liu, Xiaoping Li, Zhen Ma, Jiahui Chen and Xue Wei

      Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.371

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      The quality changes and microflora analysis of the commercial instant soya milk.

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      Glycemic index of some local staples in Ghana (pages 131–138)

      Divine Eli-Cophie, Jacob K. Agbenorhevi and Reginald A. Annan

      Version of Record online: 18 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.372

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      The five major Ghanaian staples had low to moderately high Glycemic Index (GI). GI of foods is influenced by the processing and preparation techniques.

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      Comparative study on proximate, functional, mineral, and antinutrient composition of fermented, defatted, and protein isolate of Parkia biglobosa seed (pages 139–147)

      Bolajoko I. Ogunyinka, Babatunji E. Oyinloye, Foluso O. Osunsanmi, Abidemi P. Kappo and Andrew R. Opoku

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.373

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      Different biological preparations of P. biglobosa seeds were comparatively analyzed to ascertain physicochemical properties, hence, nutraceutical potential. The protein isolate exhibited the best nutraceutical potential with a high protein content; low fat, carbohydrate, and antinutrient contents. The results from this study implies that the protein isolate from P. biglobosa seeds can be developed into a nutraceutical toward prevention, treatment, and management of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

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      Effects of cranberry extracts on gene expression in THP-1 cells (pages 148–159)

      Daniel B. Hannon, Jerry T. Thompson, Christina Khoo, Vijaya Juturu and John P. Vanden Heuvel

      Version of Record online: 25 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.374

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      The purpose of the present studies was to determine if cranberry extracts (CEs) contain phytochemicals that exert anti-inflammatory effects. The human monocytic cell line THP-1 was treated with two CEs (CE and 90MX) and subsequently challenged with Lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Based on the changes in gene expression observed, this data indicates that CEs contain bioactive components that have anti-inflammatory effects and may protect cells from oxidative damage.

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      Nutritional, antioxidative, and antimicrobial analysis of the Mediterranean hackberry (Celtis australis L.) (pages 160–170)

      Ajda Ota, Ana Miklavčič Višnjevec, Rajko Vidrih, Željko Prgomet, Marijan Nečemer, Janez Hribar, Nina Gunde Cimerman, Sonja Smole Možina, Milena Bučar-Miklavčič and Nataša Poklar Ulrih

      Version of Record online: 27 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.375

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      The nutritional and physicochemical properties of ripe hackberry fruit from Istria (Marasi village near Vrsar, Croatia) were determined, including water, total fiber, protein, vitamin, mineral, and phenolic contents.

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