FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TRENDS

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 38 total views,  14 views today Fermentation refers to a metabolic process by which organic molecules (normally glucose) are converted into acids, gases, or alcohol in the absence of oxygen (Reece et al., 2014). Fermentation pathways regenerate the coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD⁺), which is used in glycolysis to release energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate …

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SUGAR IN THE INDUSTRY

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 30 total views,  10 views today Carbohydrates are biomolecules consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms, usually with a hydrogen to oxygen atom ratio of 2:1. The term is most common in biochemistry where it is a synonym of “saccharide”, a group that includes sugars, starch and cellulose. The saccharides are divided into four chemical groups: monosaccharides, …

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SWEETENERS AND SWEETNESS

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 30 total views,  8 views today There are five basic flavors that the human tongue can taste, they include sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness and savouriness (Umami, 2015). The taste sweetness is enjoyed from various food products mainly through sugars and sweeteners (Nowicka et al., 2006).  Human studies have shown that sweet taste receptors are not only found …

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Delay of fruit ripening by microorganisms

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 32 total views,  14 views today Microorganisms are organisms that are too tiny to be seen with the naked eyes, they can only be seen with the aid of a microscope. Also depending on the size of the microorganism there are different microscopes suited for it, it is known that an electron microscope can view all microorganism …

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BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF CONSUMING AFRICAN WALNUT TO THE GUT

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 40 total views,  6 views today African walnuts are edible seeds that are widely cultivated for their delicacy. The botanical name of Tropical African walnut is Tetracarpidium conophorum, it is mostly found in Nigeria and some other countries in Africa. African walnuts are known to contain carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6,E, C, and, folate) minerals …

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Diseases Management; Meaning and Factors That Affect it

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 7,297 total views,  2 views today Disease management is a structure that is designed to improve a person’s health with coordinated interventions, measurements of health care, where self-care efforts can be implemented. Disease management empowers an individual, who is working with the health care provider to manage and prevent his/her disease. It is designed to help an …

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Types and Benefits of Body Massage

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 5,470 total views,  2 views today There was a time when massage was considered a luxury for the few. Today, every person searches for the spa in the neighbourhood, especially athletes and professional trainers. A massage is not only deemed useful but critical to keeping the body fit and at peak performing level. Surveys and studies have …

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Are People Naturally Good or Bad; Decide For Yourself With This Article

Are People Naturally Good or Bad; Decide For Yourself With This Article

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 5,805 total views,  6 views today If you spend any time around those pesky humans, you notice they do good things and bad things. No one would or should dispute that. But the question turns to why. Are people who give up their time, wealth or lives for a cause secretly selfish? Did they do their good …

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