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Nutritional Effects and Biochemical Studies of Food On Rats

Omotosho, O. E. Nutritional Effects and Biochemical Studies of Food On Rats. LAP LAMBERT Academic publishing GmbH & Co.KG and licensors, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8484-2687-4

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Tofu is a popular food because of the various nutritional and medicinal attributes associated with soybean products. A coagulated product of soy milk, it is usually made at the household level using various types of coagulants. The effect of the various types of coagulants on several nutritional contents and on the biochemical response of albino rats fed tofu for 14 days revealed that there was no significant difference (P > 0.05) in the tofu yield by each of the coagulants (17.5 - 18.3%). Feeding albino rats exclusively with tofu and water ad libitum for 14 days caused an improvement in all the indicators of liver, kidney and heart function when compared with the control. It is noteworthy that the mineral and proximate compositions of tofu produced by using (as coagulant) water in which fermented maize pap had previously been steeped were significantly higher (P < 0.05) than those of other coagulants. It can be concluded that Tofu has both nutritional and medicinal properties. In this book the functionality of tofu and the hypocholesterolemic effect it has on human health are fully discussed.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Omolola Elizabeth OMOTOSHO
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 09:18
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 09:18

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