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Variability Of Vitamins B1, B2 And Minerals Content In Baobab (Adansonia Digitata) Leaves In East And West Africa, Hyacinthe Traore, Charles Parkouda, Adama Korbo, Diarra Compaoré/Sérémé, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Jan J. Svejgaard, Bréhima Diawara Nov 2014

Variability Of Vitamins B1, B2 And Minerals Content In Baobab (Adansonia Digitata) Leaves In East And West Africa, Hyacinthe Traore, Charles Parkouda, Adama Korbo, Diarra Compaoré/Sérémé, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof., Jan J. Svejgaard, Bréhima Diawara

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

The regional variability and age-age correlation on vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and minerals (Ca, Mg, P, K, Cu, Fe, Mn, Na, and Zn) concentration in baobab leaves were investigated. Baobab was cultivated from seeds from 11 african countries. Vitamins B1 and B2 content were assessed using microbiological VitaFast kits methods and minerals by atomic absorption and flame spectrometry methods. Overall, the results showed a higher content of vitamin B2 compared to vitamin B1 with the highest vitamin B2 content (1.04 +- 0.05 mg/100 g DM) from Senegal. The highest iron (Fe) content of 26.39 mg/100 g ...


Current State Of Food Security: Research, Education And Outreach In Burkina Universities, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof. May 2013

Current State Of Food Security: Research, Education And Outreach In Burkina Universities, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof.

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

Burkina Faso is a Sahelian West African country. Current population is about 16 millions and 43.9 % live below the poverty line. Burkina Faso is classified as both a least developed country and a low-income, food-deficit country. The nutritional quality is poor (1830 against 2000 Kcal/person/day). Food insecurity affects 50 % of households, and is increasing in the urban areas. However, Burkina Faso is one of the country that respect the 2003 Maputo’s declaration’s call to invest at least 10 percent of the budget in agriculture, in order to increase agricultural production and attain food self-sufficiency. Several ...


Proximate Composition Of Traditional Local Sorghum Beer “ Dolo ” Manufactured In Ouagadougou, Fatouma Mohamed Abdoul-Latif, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof. Mar 2013

Proximate Composition Of Traditional Local Sorghum Beer “ Dolo ” Manufactured In Ouagadougou, Fatouma Mohamed Abdoul-Latif, Mamoudou H. Dicko Prof.

Pr. Mamoudou H. DICKO, PhD

Dolo is a local beer manufactured from malted red sorghum grains. It is the most commonly consumed alcoholic beverage in Burkina Faso. Thirty samples of dolo, were collected from local markets in Ouagadougou and analyzed with respect to their proximate compositions and pH values. The average values of pH, dry matter and insoluble matter among samples were 3.5, 5.90 % and 0.85 %, respectively. Alcohol content of dolo samples was on average 2.3 % (v/v). The content of total proteins, carbohydrates and reducing sugars were 26, 38 and 10 µg/ml, respectively. Only traces of lipids were detected ...