Global Advanced Research Journal of Food Science and Technology (GARJFST) ISSN: 2315-5098 May 2012 Vol. 1(2), pp 025-030

Copyright © 2012 Global Advanced Research Journals   

 

Original Research Articles

Mycological and Nutrient Profile of Soymilk 

Ezekiel C.N and Fapohunda S.O*. 

Department of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. 

Corresponding author Email: oystak@yahoo.co.uk 

Accepted 07 May 2012

 

Abstract 

The mycological profile during soymilk processing, nutrient profile and keeping quality of the milk were studied. Two moulds–Rhizopus nigricans and Neurospora sitophila were implicated as processing contaminants. The freshly prepared soymilk was rich in iron, calcium and potassium. Conversely, the milk contained very low amounts of total fermentable sugar (0.022%). Gas chromatography analysis showed consequent low alcohol content (4%). An evaluation of the effect of inorganic chemical preservatives on fungal growth and sensory parameters showed that soymilk fortified with calcium chloride significantly (P<0.05) enhanced sensory characteristics and exhibited a high inhibitory activity against the moulds–R. nigricans and N. sitophila, especially at 3.5g/L concentration than other salts. Therefore, calcium chloride may serve as a better inorganic chemical preservative over sodium salts in soymilk processing for large scale commercial purposes since it is capable of suppressing mould contamination at the same time enhancing organoleptic properties. 

Keywords: Soymilk; Fungi; Food quality; Preservation; Sensory characteristics.

Related Articles


Review
Isah Bala Ismail, Yahaya Mustapha and BS Aliyu
Micropropagation as a tool for experimental breeding, crop production and crop improvement
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. December 2013 Vol: 2(12): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (154 KB)
Original Research Articles
Yann Christie Sissinto Adjovi, Raoul Koulony, Mènonvè M. Atindehou, Eugénie Anago and Ambaliou Sanni
Impact of Agro-Ecological Areas on the Distribution of Aspergillus Section Flavi in Maize in Benin
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. January 2020 Vol: 9(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,097 KB)
Rafat Khalaphallah, Mokhles A Ahmed,(Eman),SH, Farrag
Wastewater treatment and reuse for irrigation green barley fodder in south valley university-Egypt.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. November 2014 Vol: 3(11): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (393 KB)
Anukworji C A, Ramesh R, Putheti, RN Okigbo
Isolation of fungi causing rot of cocoyam (colocasia esculenta (l.) schott) and control with plant extracts: (allium sativum, l., garcinia kola, heckel., azadirachta indica, l. and carica papaya, l.)
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. April 2012 Vol: 1(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (154 KB)
Josephat KT, Kiiyukia C and Christine CB
Mycotoxigenicfungi, distribution and infestation of maize in selected sites- Kenya
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. June 2015 Vol: 4(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (881 KB)
Kandil A. A., Sharief A.E and Sayed A.A.,
Seedling Parameters of Some Maize Hybrids as affected by Seed Storage Periods, Conditions and Materials
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. February 2019 Vol: 8(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (172 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Ezekiel CN on Google Scholar
Ezekiel CN on Pubmed
Fapohunda SO on Google Scholar
Fapohunda SO on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 2129
Printed 671
Downloaded 1411
Powered By iPortal Works