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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Fruits and danielli contain simple sugars with a faster rate of absorption into the blood stream than complex ones.

The outcome of the work could assist in utilising local spices for the full benefit of consumers. Soy protein is a high quality protein that has been extensively studied. Lycopene degradation and isomerization in tomato dehydration.

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Lists and related topics Lists of herbs and spices. Tomato fruits were weighed and extracted with hexane, methanol and acetone in ratio 2: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Soy based foods may be an appropriate part of diets intended to improve control of blood glucose and insulin levels. Freshly harvested Roma tomato fruits were obtained from a commercial farm in Iresaadu, Ogbomoso, Nigeria and were harvested at advanced stage of ripeness and maturity.

A significant reduction in pH of all the samples was observed over storage at refrigerated condition. This work was therefore designed to investigate the effect of aqueous extract of Aframomum danielli on some chemical and antioxidant components of tomato fruits at post harvest level.

The method of Zielinski and Kozlowska was used in estimating phenolic compounds in tomato samples. Five milliliters of the juice was measured on a pH meter EDT instrument model BA after the pH meter had been calibrated with buffers at 4.


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There was significant reduction in A. As mbongo spice, the seeds of alligator pepper are often sold as the grains isolated from the pod and with the outer skin removed. Synthetic additives, which have been in use, have come dwnielli various side effects, hence the need to shift focus to the use of natural ones. Lycopene contents reduced significantly in all arramomum during storage at refrigeration conditions Fig.

When chewed together, the hot spicy taste enhances or reduces the bitter taste from the kola nut. Even in West Africa, alligator pepper is an expensive spice, so is used sparingly. Larger image png format Aframomkm index Veiw figure View current table in a new window. The importance of the A.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Clin Nutr 59 3 Suppl: Afra m omum danielli seeds are smooth, shinning olive-brown with a turpentine-like taste and are used medicinally.

Although it is native to West Africait is also an important cash crop in the Basketo district Basketo special woreda of southern Ethiopia. J Nutr, Case study of Ado-Odo Otta local government area of Ogun state. Physiological basis and practical aspects-Part I.

Research into the production and utilization of dabielli food additives on a large scale has not been undertaken in Nigeria. Examples of such spices include ginger Zingiber officinalegarlic Allium sativumblack pepper Xylopia aethiopicacloves Eugenia aromatica and alligator pepper Aframomum danielli.

The phenolic content of tomato fruits before storage was 1. Since reducing sugar is a substrate of respiration, values retained could be linked to extent of respiration. On day 10, significant higher value 0. Effect of storage on tomato harvested at different stages of maturity.


All samples showed significantly higher value 1.

GI is a specific indicator of blood glucose response, but not the only parameter that affect blood sugar. In the 18th century, its importation to Great Britain collapsed after a parliamentary act of George III forbade its use in alcoholic beverages. Control of microbial growth, browning and lipid oxidation by the spice Aframomum danielli.

The absorption of these sugars into the blood stream probably triggers a great increase in the blood sugar level, which necessitated the determination of the glycemic load of the samples using the values of glycemic index obtained from the published GI figures. The phenolic contents reduced in all samples over storage at refrigerated condition Table 5. At room temperature, the values of TSS reduced from 3.

Aframomum melegueta (Grains of paradise) is not Alligator pepper | Tropical Biodiversity

GI of mixed meal is assumed to be the weighted average of the GI’s of the individual food in aframokum meal. The juices from the vegetable carrotfruits watermelon and pawpawand soymilk were blended in equal ratios and thereafter treated with A. At room temperature, the pH of all samples reduced till day 10 and later increased on day Another batch of g of tomato fruits were treated with sodium bicarbonate and untreated g tomato fruits served as control.

Ascorbic acid content differed significantly among treatments and storage conditions Table 3.