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    Optimization of extrusion conditions for the production of instant grain amaranth-based porridge flour

    Olamide A. Akande, Dorothy Nakimbugwe and Ivan M. Mukisa

    Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.513

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    Six formulations were developed using the least cost formulation software having grain amaranth as its base. The acceptability of the formulations was evaluated using a 9-point hedonic scale, and the extrusion process of the most acceptable porridge flour was optimized by response surface methodology (RSM). The effect of feed moisture content and barrel temperature was determined after protein and vitamin A retention, iron and zinc extractability, and in vitro protein digestibility analyses were carried. The optimum formulation was then assessed for its nutritional composition, physicochemical properties, and consumer's acceptability.

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    Partial characterization of starches from major banana (matooke) cultivars grown in Uganda

    Umar L. Ssonko and Florence I. Muranga

    Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.505

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    The composition, morphology, pasting properties, swelling power, solubility, water holding capacity, Freeze thaw stability and clarity starch from five cultivars of the East African Highland Banana (AAA-EAHB) was performed in this study. The SEM of starch from five EAHB cultivars showed a mixture of irregular granule shapes with smooth surfaces with the average diameter size ranging between 16.31 and 21.98 µm and the amylose content of these starches was between 11% and 13%. The starches peak viscosity ranged between 488.42 and 558.66 RVU. The EAHB starches exhibited relatively low pasting temperatures (˂75°C), a high peak viscosity (488.42–558.71 RVU), high level of viscosity breakdown (235.00–311.92 RVU) and low set-back values (61.21–104.33 RVU).

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    Evaluation of peanut skin and grape seed extracts to inhibit growth of foodborne pathogens

    Jason Levy, Renee R. Boyer, Andrew P. Neilson, Sean F. O'Keefe, Hyun Sik S. Chu, Robert C. Williams, Melanie R. Dorenkott and Katheryn M. Goodrich

    Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.503

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    The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of peanut skin extract (PSE) containing A-type procyanidins and grape seed extract (GSE) containing B-type procyanidins against select foodborne pathogens (Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Salmonella Typhimurium). GSE had a significantly lower MIC (p ≤ .05) than PSE for L. monocytogenes (GSE = 60.6 ppm, PSE > 68.2 ppm), and S. Typhimurium (GSE = 45.7 ppm, PSE = 60.6 ppm), but no difference in inhibition of E. coli O157:H7. Since GSE contributed to greater inhibition, GSE extract was fractionated.

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    Influence of particle size and extraction solvent on antioxidant properties of extracts of tea, ginger, and tea–ginger blend

    Solomon A. Makanjuola

    Version of Record online: 29 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.509

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    The influence of particle size and extraction solvent on the antioxidant properties of aqueous and ethanolic extracts of tea (Camellia sinensis), ginger (Zingiber officinale), and tea–ginger (2:1) blend were investigated. The study suggests that the optimum powder size that would maximize antioxidant extraction is dependent on the solvent used and the antioxidant property being measured.

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    Household food insecurity, coping strategies, and nutritional status of pregnant women in rural areas of Northern Ghana

    Mahama Saaka, Jeremiah Oladele, Asamoah Larbi and Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon

    Version of Record online: 27 AUG 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/fsn3.506

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    The magnitude, determinants of household food insecurity (HFI), and how it relates to the nutritional status of pregnant women were evaluated in the Africa RISING West Africa project intervention communities in Northern Ghana. Food insecurity was highly prevalent but it was not associated with maternal thinness of pregnant women.

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