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A lot has been written about Aframomum melegueta and it has been said to be the scientific name for both Alligator pepper and Grains of. Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and closely related to cardamom. Its seeds are used as a spice (ground or whole), and. Alligator pepper is a West African spice which corresponds to the seeds and seed pods of Aframomum danielli, A. citratum or A. exscapum. It is a close relative of.

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There was general decrease in the trend of reducing sugars during storage.

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Consumers of juice or carbohydrate food with diseases such as diabetes and other health problems have been placed on synthetic drugs for control of the health problems.

GI of mixed meal is assumed to be the weighted average of the GI’s of the individual food in the meal. Lists and related topics Lists of herbs and spices. On recent study reported that amino acids from soy protein appear in the serum sooner, but that this may lead to a more rapid breakdown of the amino acids in the liver [ 14 ]. This indigenous products or spices are advantageous because of the absence of side effects, accessibility and cheapness when compared with synthetic ones.

Although it is native to West Africait is also an important cash crop in the Basketo district Basketo special woreda of southern Ethiopia. In West African folk medicinegrains of paradise are valued for their warming and digestive properties, and among the Efik people in Nigeria have been used for divination and ordeals determining guilt.

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Aframomum melegueta – Wikipedia

Standard ascorbic acid was prepared from 0. Although some of these chemicals are effective in controlling post harvest losses of some fresh aframommu, alternative control methods are needed because of the health risk associated with their applications Plotto et al. Significant higher values Glycemic Load of the Treated Samples.


Extraction and identification of antioxidants from the spice Aframomum danielli. Tomato fruits were harvested, sorted and divided into batches prior to treatment. Highest values of Apart from their nutritional and sensory properties, fruits and vegetables are currently recognised as active and protective agents [ 49 ].

They have equally been reported to have high phytochemicals utilised in preventing diseases and to promote health [ Antimicrobial Activities of Aframomum melegueta Alligator Pepper. Lycopene content differs among red-fleshed watermelon cultivars. Average fruit diameters were between mm.

It grows in the swampy dqnielli of the West African coast. There was a steady decrease in reducing sugars of all the aframimum during storage. Archived from the original on 3 December Akbudak and Akbudak reported a decline in reducing sugar during the first 7 days when tomato was stored in modified atmosphere package.

It is also used as a traditional wedding gift in the same Yoruba culture. The grant came at the daniell ofreal annually and agreement to explore miles of the coast of Africa per year for five years; this gives some indication of the European value of the spice. The first scientific publication on this species was on the 4th October when Karl Moritz Schumann described it.

The mixture was titrated with 2, 6, dichlorophenol indophenols solution until a faint pink colour persists for 15 sec:. The result obtained showed the efficacy of A. Even in West Africa, alligator pepper is an expensive dnielli, so is used sparingly. Nutrition Journal,5: Chinese herbology Herbal tea Marination Spice rub.

Effects of modified atmosphere packaging on post harvest qualities of pink tomatoes. For the album by Erik Friedlander, see Grains of Paradise album. The assertion was corroborated by [ 53 daniekli, 54 ] when they reported high level of obesity amongst children, as a result of consuming fruit juices.


Prayers and libations are made together with kola nuts and alligator pepper.

The figure AC value was multiplied by the damielli GI value published GI estimates for that particular food and divided by Lycopene contents reduced significantly in all samples during storage at refrigeration conditions Fig. However, sodium bicarbonate and untreated packed samples recorded significantly lower 1. The spice grows wild in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia.

Retrieved 24 December Gaur and Bajpai also reported a decline in TSS during storage of red ripe tomato. Juices from pawpaw, watermelon and carrot and soymilk were blended in equal ratios and then dwnielli with powdered extract of A. This work was therefore designed to investigate the effect afraamomum aqueous extract of Aframomum danielli on some chemical and antioxidant components of tomato fruits at post harvest level.

GL of untreated samples was Views Read Edit View history. Am J Clin Nutr, Gomez reported similar trend with initial reduction and consequent increase in pH of tomato during storage.

Evaluation of plant essential oils as natural postharvest disease control daniekli tomato Lycopersicon esculentum. The use of organic products such as spices with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties can serve as alternative control methods. The reducing sugar value recorded on day zero was 1. Eur J Clin Nutr. Culinary Australian Bangladeshi Indian Pakistani.

International Journal of Food Science and Technology, Samples were taken for analyses at 5 days intervals till the treated tomato samples became unfit for consumption.

Sodium sulphate was used to aframomkm the moisture content. Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum Mill is widely grown in most countries because of its nutritional, anti-oxidant and culinary benefits Da Silva et al.