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dc.contributor.authorSanni, S.A.
dc.contributor.authorAdebowale, A.A.
dc.contributor.authorOlayiwola, I.O.
dc.contributor.authorMaziya-Dixon, B.
dc.identifier.citationSanni, S.A., Adebowale, A.A., Olayiwola, I.O. & Maziya-Dixon, B. (2008). Chemical composition and pasting properties of iron fortified maize flour. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 6(3&4), 172-175.
dc.description.abstractThe aim was to study the chemical composition and pasting properties of iron-fortified maize flour. The maize flour was mixed with different quantities (25, 35 and 45 mg/kg) of iron fortificants (iron EDTA, iron sulphate and iron fumarate). The flour samples were analyzed for proximate, mineral and heavy metal composition as well as pasting profile. There were significant differences (P<0.05) in the proximate composition of the fortified maize flour, except in moisture and fat contents. Fortification of maize flour significantly affected the mineral contents of the flours. Compared to unfortified samples, fortification increased the values of iron contents of the fortified flours from 16.1 to 29.7 mg/kg. The values of heavy metals in the fortified maize flour were very low to constitute a health hazard to the consumer. Addition of iron fortificants to maize flour significantly (P<0.05) affected its pasting parameters, except time to attain peak viscosity.
dc.subjectIron Fortificants
dc.subjectMineral And Heavy Metal Composition
dc.subjectPasting Profile
dc.subjectMaize Flour
dc.subjectIron Deficiency
dc.titleChemical composition and pasting properties of iron fortified maize flour
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Agriculture, Abeokuta
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionWest Africa
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.iitasubjectPlant Production
cg.iitasubjectPlant Health
cg.iitasubjectPlant Diseases
cg.iitasubjectPests Of Plants
cg.iitasubjectPlant Genetic Resources
cg.iitasubjectDisease Control
cg.iitasubjectGenetic Improvement
cg.iitasubjectPost-Harvesting Technology
cg.iitasubjectHandling, Transport, Storage And Protection Of Agricultural Products
cg.iitasubjectFood Security
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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