Omar Yacoub, Mohammad Altamimi*
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin and is highly polar compound. Humans have to get what they need of Vitamin C from food, including citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes. Human bodies require vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants that block some of the damage caused by free radicals. There are some thoughts that vitamin C might help the heart and the blood vessels by preventing clots in veins and arteries, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Essential hypertension is characterized by endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, and increased oxidative stress. This mini review will focus on the role of vitamin C in these major symptoms.
Dhineshkumar V*, D Ramasamy, Jerish Joyner J
Present investigation was undertaken to prepare carbonated beverage from pomegranate juice. Fruits of Ganesh variety were used in investigation. The yield of pomegranate juice obtained on whole fruit basis was 43 per cent while it was 68 per cent on aril weight basis. The carbonated beverage was prepared with 5,10,15,20 percent pomegranate juice with blending of ginger juice at 1, 2, 3 per cent by maintaining the TSS at 15 Brix and acidity 0.32 per cent. Based on the organoleptic evaluation, carbonated beverage with 10 per cent pomegranate juice and ginger juice 1 per cent was best among all the levels.
This study investigates the physical properties of gluten, and bread dough with silky fowl egg, using stress relaxation test, also, comparison with hen’s egg. Dough and gluten obtained from strong with silky fowl egg, there had a higher G(t) and H(τ) over the whole relaxation time than those from the hen’s egg dough. This indicates that it has a stronger network structure. The stress relaxation curves of gluten with silky fowl egg, which effect of temperature was not observed most of the time. On the other hand, in the case of hen’s egg, changes were observed in the relaxation curve temperature rises both. Results from these, it has a useful functionality to network formation of gluten has been clarified that silky fowl egg.
Eskezyiaw Agedew, Assegedew Shimeles
Background: wasting is a major health problem in developing countries. Wasting (low in weight- for- age of < -2 Z -score) is affecting significant number of children in the world and responsible for loss of many child lives particularly in Asian and sub-Saharan countries. Identifying potential factors and forecasting appropriate intervention strategies plays vital role in declining child mortality.
Objective :To assess acute undernutrition (wasting) and associated factors among Children aged 6-23 Months in Kemba Woreda, Southern Ethiopia.
Methods : Community based cross-sectional study was carried out among 562 mothers who have young child from 6-23 months in 2014/15 in Kemba Woreda by using pre tested and structured questioners. Multivariate analyses were conducted by SPSS version 20.
Results :The prevalence of wasting was found to be 21% with 95% CI (17.2-23.9). In multiple logistic regressions, boys[AOR: 1.8; 95% CI(1.17-2.81)],maternal age > 30years [AOR: 2.60; 95% CI(1.07-6.35)], mothers who have no formal education [AOR: 2.76; 95% CI(1.63-4.69)], mothers who work as daily workers [AOR: 3.06; 95% CI(1.03-9.12)] and have Private work activity(merchant, farmers) [AOR: 2.39; 95% CI(1.61-3.53)],mothers who have no antenatal and post natal follow up [AOR: 2.33; 95% CI(1.45-3.74)], [AOR: 1.82; 95%CI(1.02-3.25)] respectively, non-exclusive breastfed children [AOR: 2.18; 95% CI(1.20-3.99)] and media exposure of the mother[AOR: 1.99;95% CI(1.19-3.32)] were identified as significant independent predictors of childhood acute under-nutrition. However, medical illness of children and immunization status were not associated with wasting.
Conclusion and Recommendation: A great proportion of children were affected by acute nutritional insult. Significant numbers of factors were found to be having statistical association with wasting. An organized effort should be made at all levels to increase maternal awareness and strengthening on practice of exclusive breastfeeding, proper antenatal and post natal care provision to solve the high level of acute under-nutrition in children.
Joao M. Rocha*, F. Xavier Malcata, Victor M. Balcaol
Olive oil is well recognized by its healthy and balance characteristics. Typical from the Mediterranean countries, its use has spread rapidly around the world due to the high nutritional value and the technological properties useful in the kitchen and food industry. Its economical importance is rising as global olive oil demand generally increases. This communication emphasizes the importance of the certification of virgin olive oils aiming at avoiding it from fakes and assuring the accomplishment and maintenance of high standards of quality. In addition, it is stressed the importance to improve continuously fine analytical methods to detect adulterations, thus contributing primarily to the food safety
Mohammad Habibur Rahman
Gameen Danone Foods Ltd. is one of the innovative food industries in Bangladesh which is joint venture Company of Grameen Group & Danone Asia Pte. Ltd. They announced an innovative product named Shokti Doi plus, fortified yoghurt for the poor children’s. It’s an innovative and fortified milk based product and very effective for children health. It has high nutritious value and removes malnutrition.
Mohammad Habibur Rahman*, Saiful Islam , Arif Rabbani
Geographical location and rapidly climate change are the major problems for Bangladesh. Climate is changing continuously which making lots of unexpected changes in all sectors. The country is facing the problems of under consumption and over consumption. Besides, pure drinking water, water supply, sewerage system and waste management system are challenge. Drinking water supply and Arsenic (As) problem also the key factors of our food sustainability. Almost 20 million people in Bangladesh are using tube wells with more than 50 PPB of arsenic. Loss of biological wealth, land degradation, deforestation, flood, and drought are the key problems for agricultural sustainability. Productivity increase, the reduction of political support for bio-fuel production, the reduction of postharvest losses in Bangladesh should be explored. Future Bangladesh food balance will not only depend on increase in overall production, reduction of waste and losses but also on the sustainable consumption pattern. By focusing on the point to sustainable food security and feed the future in Bangladesh is the major concern for Bangladesh Government, NGOs and the International bodies too
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