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2023 ◽  
Vol 83 ◽  
G. Mustafa ◽  
A. Iqbal ◽  
A. Javid ◽  
A. Hussain ◽  
S. M. Bukhari ◽  

Abstract The medicinal attributes of honey appears to overshadow its importance as a functional food. Consequently, several literatures are rife with ancient uses of honey as complementary and alternative medicine, with relevance to modern day health care, supported by evidence-based clinical data, with little attention given to honey’s nutritional functions. The moisture contents of honey extracted from University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore honey bee farm was 12.19% while that of natural source was 9.03 ± 1.63%. Similarly, ash and protein contents of farmed honey recorded were 0.37% and 5.22%, respectively. Whereas ash and protein contents of natural honey were 1.70 ± 1.98% and 6.10 ± 0.79%. Likewise fat, dietary fiber and carbohydrates contents of farmed source documented were 0.14%, 1.99% and 62.26% respectively. Although fat, dietary fiber and carbohydrates contents of honey taken from natural resource were 0.54 ± 0.28%, 2.76 ± 1.07% and 55.32 ± 2.91% respectively. Glucose and fructose contents of honey taken out from honeybee farm were 27% and 34% but natural source were 22.50 ± 2.12% and 28.50 ± 3.54%. Glucose and fructose contents of honey taken out from honeybee farm were 27% and 34% but natural source were 22.50 ± 2.12% and 28.50 ± 3.54%. Similarly, sucrose and maltose contents of farmed honey were 2.5% and 12% while in natural honey were 1.35 ± 0.49% and 8.00 ± 1.41% respectively. The present study indicates that such as moisture, carbohydrates, sucrose and maltose contents were higher farmed honey as compared to the natural honey. In our recommendation natural honey is better than farmed honey.

2022 ◽  
Vol 3 (1) ◽  
pp. 1-6
Florica Busuricu ◽  
Verginica Schroder ◽  
Doina Margaritti ◽  
Andreea Hortensa Anghel ◽  
Sirma Tomos

In the recent years, young consumers choose to consume from the category of soft drinks, without acknowledging that their health may be endangered. To this end, we aim to contribute to the real scientific estimation of the nutrient intake from a number of 20 waters with vitamins and minerals having a reduced addition of fruit extract (1-3%), compared to juices that have 10-30 % fruits extract, from those sold in Romania. We analyzed the presentation of the nutritional declaration, the quality of the additives and the profiling of nutrients through the SENS system. The obtained results classify the products in the category of those with low energy value and in the category “significant sources of vitamins and minerals”; there are from food classes 2 and 4, as a nutritional profile

2021 ◽  
pp. 1-2
Dhanasekhar Kesavelu ◽  
Lekha VS ◽  
Sarah Nalliannan ◽  

Aims & Objectives: Nutrition plays a very important role in the Immunity and Immunoregulation in children. The risk of acquiring an infection is very high in malnourished and underweight children, which is what we venture out to find out in our study by researching the susceptibility for COVID-19 in children and comparing it with their nutritional status. Materials & Methods: Our Tertiary Childrens hospital had 46 COVID positive children admitted in 2020, the nutritional status analysis, showed that there were four children 8.6% (n=4) in Obese category, 19.5%, nine (n=9) children were Overweight, 17.39 %, 8 children Underweight (n=8) and 25 children were 54.3% well nourished. Results: This case series describes the various features in COVID-19 in children with and without co-morbidities primarily focusing on the nutritional profile. This is the first single centre case series globally on COVID-19. Our cohort showed no significant relation between COVID-19 and the nutritional status. We saw an equal distribution of COVID-19 in children irrespective of their nutritional status at admission. Conclusions: We did not notice any statistical significance in the age group or the nutritional status in children infected with COVID-19

2021 ◽  
Vol 26 (6) ◽  
pp. 3022-3030

Blends of wheat, rye and barley were used to obtain multigrain milling fractions. The multigrain flours were further subjected to fermentation, and the metabolites profile and the nutritional potential of the obtain sourdoughs were explored. Increasing the level of rye and barley in the multigrain blends resulted in increased DPPH RSA, total phenolic and folic acid contents in flours and brans. The level of panthotenic acid decreased in flours and brans, with the increase of rye and barley levels. Both spontaneous and lactic acid bacteria assisted sourdough fermentation resulted in lower levels of folic acid compared to the corresponding flours, but the concentration increased with the level of rye and barley within blends. The metabolites biosynthesized by lactic acid bacteria varied with the levels of rye and barley in the blends. Multigrain milling and sourdough fermentation are valuable tools for modulating the nutritional profile of the cereal based food products.

2021 ◽  
Vol 14 (4) ◽  
pp. 1965-1974
Abdellah Moukal ◽  
Abdellah El-Farouqi ◽  
Mohamed Aghrouch ◽  
Kamal EL-Bakraoui ◽  
Abderrahmane Zekhnini ◽  

Background: Although the incidence of breast cancer and the resulting mortality are very high in Morocco, no study has been carried out on the role of the nutritional factors in the development of BC. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the nutritional profile of women with BC in southern Morocco Methods: The study was conducted with 91 women with breast cancer. Face-to-face semi-structured interviews were used for the assessment of the nutritional profile and the collection of socio-economic data. Biometric measures were carried out in parallel. Results: The results showed that postmenopausal women had a significantly higher mean weight and Body Mass Index than non-menopausal women (p < 0.015). The majority of patients (79%) had energy intakes above recommendations. The proportion of lipids was excessive in 46% of cases. Intakes of saturated fatty acids were high in 14% of patients. But those of unsaturated fatty acids were high in over 50% of patients. About 58 % had a very high intake of fast sugars. Cholesterol input was high in 40% of cases. Vitamins A, E and D were provided in small amounts, respectively in 66%, 45% and 91% of patients. Likewise, intakes were low for water-soluble vitamins, especially Vitamins B9 (62.6%) and B12 (54%). Almost the majority of participants in our study (92%) had very low calcium intakes. Inputs of magnesium, zinc and selenium were insufficient in 43%, 35% and 48% of patients respectively. Conclusion: Obesity, excessive energy and sugar intake, as well as mineral and vitamin deficiencies could explain the high incidence of breast cancer in southern Morocco. A balanced diet would fight against breast cancer.

Nutrients ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 14 (1) ◽  
pp. 171
Celine Richonnet ◽  
Françoise Mosser ◽  
Elisabeth Favre ◽  
Martine Robert ◽  
Françoise Martin ◽  

Food packaging marketing techniques which appeal to children (such as cartoon characters and brand mascots) affect children’s choices, preferences, and eating habits. Several studies have assessed the nutritional quality of food intended to children in various countries and concluded that most were high in fat, salt, and sugar (HFSS) and ultra-processed foods. The aim of this study is to analyse products intended for children over the age of 3 (foods and beverages with relevant marketing elements on the packaging) available on the French market as regards: (1) nutritional quality, based on the Nutri-Score labelling system, (2) compliance with expected nutritional profile suitable for children, according to the criteria of the WHO Europe Nutrient Profile Model, and (3) degree of processing, as defined by the NOVA classification, from packaging collected in 20 stores (hyper/supermarkets, hard-discount retail chains, and organic food stores). The marketing strategies most often used on children’s products are cartoons (97.22%; n = 1120) and mascots (77.78%; n = 896). A total of 1155 products were included in the study, most of which were sugary foods: almost a quarter of the products in the sample (23.81%; n = 275) list a sweetener as the first ingredient, and most of them (89.52%; n = 1034) contain free sugars according to the WHO definition. All the products included in our study feature marketing elements targeting on the packaging, yet 94.88% do not meet the criteria of the WHO Europe Nutrient Profile Model. Most (58.68%; n = 676) belong to Nutri-Score groups D and E, with the highest proportion in group D (39.32%; n = 453) and are ultra-processed (87.97%; n = 1016), especially through the use of flavourings and ultra-processed sugars. Using the Nutri-Score, the WHO Europe Nutrient Profile Model, and the NOVA classification, this study suggests that a significant share of pre-packaged foods marketed to children do not have an adequate nutritional profile. As such, measures are needed to regulate what marketing elements aimed at children can be included on packaging, based on these criteria.

2021 ◽  
Vol 8 (12) ◽  
Okwuosa, Obinna Ben ◽  
Eyo, Joseph E ◽  
Amadi-Ibiam, Christina O

2021 ◽  
pp. 383-407
Jiwan S. Sidhu ◽  
Tasleem Zafar ◽  
Patnarin Benyathiar ◽  
Muhammad Nasir

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