Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Getnet Awoke Yimer

Department of Food Engineering, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

  • Review Article   
    Issues, Challenges, and Recommendations on the uses of Sunflower Meal in the Developing World; a Case of Africa
    Author(s): Getnet Awoke Yimer*

    The current shift from animal based protein consumption to plant based protein sources is significantly attributed to the nutritional and functional benefits of the latter. Sunflower Meal (SFM) is one such protein source that has attracted food expert’s attention in the contemporary global food market. SFM contains high amounts of proteins, fiber, fat, and phenolic compounds, albeit with low lysine levels. The meal is an excellent antioxidant and lacks ant nutritional properties, thus suitable for human consumption. However, the meal is underutilized due to the presence of phenolic compounds. Different techniques are essential in extracting proteins from SFM, including enzymeassisted extraction, solvent, and ultrasound-aided processes. Nonetheless, such technologies are yet to be implemented in Africa, limiting the use of SFM in human nutrition. This.. Read More»

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