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Childhood dietary exposure of aflatoxins and fumonisins in Tanzania: A review
(Taylor & Francis Online, 2020-12-24)
Aflatoxins (AFs) and Fumonisins (FBs) are common contaminants of maize, from secondary metabolites of fungi. Presence of AFs and FBs in maize-based complimentary food is evident in various studies conducted in Tanzania and ...
Variations in nutrient composition of oyster nuts (Telfairia pedata) across different agro-climatic conditions
(Taylor & Francis Online, 2021-04-27)
In sub-Saharan Africa, nutrient deficiency remains a challenge. The challenge is partly due to the underutilization of available local nutrient sources and failure to optimize nutrients based on agro-climatic conditions. ...
Effectiveness and Suitability of Oyster Mushroom in Improving the Nutritional Value of Maize Flour Used in Complementary Foods
Complementary foods based on habitual cereals such as maize have been linked with the promotion of undernutrition in young children. Blending the starchy-rich maize with nutritious-rich indigenous food such as oyster ...
Quality Assessment of Formulated Osmotically Dehydrated Cashew Apple (Anacardium occidentale L.) Slices Dried using Hot air and Solar Driers
(International Journal of Biosciences, 2020-12-28)
Cashew apples are rich in phytochemicals particularly vitamin C and yet are highly underutilized in low technological countries. This study investigated the effect of drying methods on quality attributes of osmotically ...
Risks of aflatoxin exposure among adolescents in boarding schools in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania
(Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2021-04-12)
School feeding in low-income countries is dominated by cereals and legumes, which are susceptible to aflatoxin contamination but are usually not assessed for aflatoxins. A cross sectional study was conducted to assess ...
Challenges and opportunities toward sustainable consumption and value addition of cashew apples in Tanzania
(SAGE Publications, 2020-07-31)
Cashew apple is an important healthy fruit due to its high nutrient contents, particularly vitamin C. However, its full potential is yet to be realized in low technological countries. This paper explores farmers’ consumption ...