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American Journal of Food Technology
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 202-206
DOI: 10.3923/ajft.2007.202.206
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Assessment of Wrap Sizes as it Affects Storage of Fufu, a Traditional Cassava Based Fermented Products

F.C. Akharaiyi and R.A.O. Gabriel

Fufu, a traditional Cassava based fermented food product was prepared in the Laboratory and used for the study. Due to the short time storage and transportation of this particular food from one place to another on a popular demand because of its nutritional values, three wrap sizes were adopted to assess storage improvement. In this method, 50 g, 100 and 200 g of raw fufu were wrapped before cooking for the normal 1 h. The batches were stored on a wooden tray at ambient temperature in the laboratory. Quantitative determination of microbial and chemical changes occurring in the fufu samples was studied for four weeks. Microbial counts was higher in the 200 g wrap at fourth week of storage being 8.40x104 cfu (g-1) for bacteria and 2.32x103 spore (g-1) for fungi while it was 1.35x104 cfu (g-1); 1.06x103, 1.66x103 spore (g-1) bacterial and fungal counts, respectively for 50 g and 100 g wraps. Also at fourth week of storage pH was 3.80, 4.06 and 6.15; TTA was 0.45, 1.85 and 2.56% (W/W lactic acid) while moisture was 45.10, 58.40 and 70.30%, respectively for 50, 100 and 200 g wraps. In the pounded fufu at fourth week storage, colour odor, aroma and texture rating were significantly higher (p<0.05) for the 50 and 100 g wraps for overall acceptability while the 200 g wrap characters were very low thus unacceptable. This implies that smaller wrap sizes will store longer than big wrap sizes.
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How to cite this article:

F.C. Akharaiyi and R.A.O. Gabriel, 2007. Assessment of Wrap Sizes as it Affects Storage of Fufu, a Traditional Cassava Based Fermented Products. American Journal of Food Technology, 2: 202-206.

DOI: 10.3923/ajft.2007.202.206






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