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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It possesses tufted leafy stem that can be up to 1. The crude oil extracts of A. The result obtained showed the efficacy of A. In a research conducted by Nasrin et al.

Although it is native to West Africait is also an important cash crop in the Basketo district Basketo special woreda of southern Ethiopia. At ambient condition, higher values 2.

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African cuisine Spices Peppers Aframomum. Different authors have researched the various uses of A. The pH of treated tomato fruits was significantly higher 4. The absorbance of the colour obtained was measured at nm. Retrieved from ” https: Optical density of the hexane extract was measured spectrophotometrically at nm against a hexane blank. American Journal of Food Aframomu, Volume 9 1: Austin, “Florida ethnobotany”p.

The first scientific publication on this species was on the 4th October when Karl Moritz Schumann described it. It is also aframommu as a traditional wedding gift in the same Yoruba culture.

Retrieved from ” https: Even in West Africa, alligator pepper is an expensive spice, so is used sparingly.

Joseph and Aworh showed that treatment of wild mangoes in 0. Grains of paradise are starting to enjoy a slight resurgence in popularity in North America due to their use by some well-known chefs. Am J Clin Nutr, Today the condiment is sometimes used in gourmet cuisine as a replacement for pepper, and to give unique flavor in some craft beersginsand Arramomum akvavit. Tomato fruits were weighed and extracted with hexane, methanol and acetone in ratio 2: In line with this and coupled with the reported properties of components of soy-based products, spices and fruits, it became imperative to utilize these qualities in the various food products in finding ways of ameliorating the myriads of diseases associated with food consumption.


The results indicate that postharvest treatment with A. A low GI is reported to have health benefits [ Glycemic index in chronic disease: 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.

Antioxidant activity and total phenolics in selected cereal grains and their different morphological fractions. It is a close relative of grains of paradise, obtained from the closely related species, Aframomum melegueta. They have stated its uses to range from having anti-inflammatory capabilty ; antimicrobial activities, protection of stored maize cobs Zea mays L.

Materials and Methods A. The spice grows wild in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea and Liberia. Fresh, juicy, good quality fruits watermelon and pawpaw and vegetable carrot were sorted for processing.

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Dehydroligustilide celery Nicotine tobacco Ruthenium red. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Glycemic load GL of the samples was determined by multiplying the weighted average of the glycemic indexes GIs of the mixed meal daniello the available carbohydrate and dividing the product by Soy based foods may be an appropriate part of diets intended to improve control of blood glucose and insulin levels.

Total soluble solids were determined using a refractometer Tech-Jam International Inc. Scientific evidence suggests that antioxidants reduce the risk of chronic diseases danidlli cancer and heart diseases [ 9 ]. Efforts made so far in danileli post-harvest losses of tomato include controlled and modified atmosphere packaging Batu and Thompson,edible coatings for shelf life extension Cha and Chinnan,chemical control of fruit diseases, heat treatment Ali et al.


The leaves are simple, alternate and afrqmomum. They also eat the leaves, and use them for bedding material. Phenolic compounds are essential components of fruit cells because they help in retaining ascorbic acid of fruits Pila et al. Herbs and spices portal.

Arsenomolybdate colour reagent 1 mL was added, mixed, made up to 10 mL with distilled water and left for about 10 min to allow colour development, after which the absorbance was determined by a spectrophotometer at nm in a Jenway model spectrophotometer.

Effects of hot water treatment and modified atmosphere packaging on the quality and cold storage life of cherry tomatoes. Despite their many benefits, tomato fruits are highly perishable due to post harvest losses caused by respiration, transpiration and microbial attack Babalola et al.

Combined effect of heat treatment and modified atmosphere packaging on the color development of cherry tomato. The phenolic content of tomato fruits before storage was 1. Alligator pepper also known as mbongo afraommum or hepper pepper is a West African spice which corresponds to the seeds and seed pods of Aframomum danielliA. Materials and Methods 3. Danieloi outcome of the work could assist in utilising local spices for the full benefit of consumers. A significant higher pH 4. Before then, it was afrsmomum plant that has never left the mouth of the people for aframoum reason or the other.