Current Research


RESEARCH

(I)       Completed

    Osmotic dehydration, air drying, sorption and sensory characteristics of some fruits and vegetables.
    Foam mat drying of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata)
    Effect of processing method on the quality of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) flour for akara preparation
    The chemical composition of five eggplant (Solanum melongena l.) cultivars.
    Moisture-Solid transfer during the osmotic dehydration of banana (Musa sapietum) varieties.
    Adsorption isotherm and heat of sorption of fresh- and osmo-oven dried plantain. pineapple, African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) and African mango (Irvingia gabonensis) slices.
    Effect of soybean substitution for cowpea on physical, compositional, sensory and sorption properties of Akara Ogbomoso.
    Foam- mat drying of cowpea using glyceryl monostearate and egg albumin, as foaming agent.
    Effect of storage conditions on the chemical attributes of Ogbomoso mango juice.
    Control of lipid oxidation and fungal spoilage of roasted peanut (Arachis hypogea) using Aframomum danielli.
    Water sorption isotherms and heat of sorption of cashewnuts pretreated by different methods.
    Effect of processing on yield, physical and chemical properties of shea butter.
    Effect of roasting temperature, extraction process and packaging materials on the storage properties of shea butter

 

 

(II)    Research in progress

    Evaluation of quality attributes during processing and storage, and the influence of processing methods on textural, physicochemical and sensorial attributes of food materials.
    Effect of packaging on physical, chemical and sensory attributes of coconut water during storage.
    Chemical composition and storage properties of fura from pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum).
    The Effect of Root maturity, pre-process holding and Flour storage on Quality of Cassava Biscuits.
    Determination of physical and physico-chemical properties of sweet potato cultivars.

 

(III) Dissertation for degrees

 

(1)    Drying, Sorption, Sensory and microbiological characteristics of osmotically pretreated African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum) and African mango (Irvingia gabonensis). Ph D Thesis. University of Ibadan. 2002

 

(2)    Foam-mat drying of mango and tomato pastes. M Sc dissertation. University of Ibadan.  1995