NATURAL PRODUCT RADIANCE

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VOLUME 7

NUMBER 6

November- December 2008

 

 

C       O       N       T       E       N       T       S

 

Readers Write 496
   
Editorial 497
   
Classified Digests  
   
Beverage 498
   
Dye 502
   
Feed/Fodder 506
   
Fibre 511
   
Food 516
   
Fruit 521
   
Fuel 526
   
Gum/Rubber 530
   
Insecticides /Fungicides/Nematicides 532
   
Oils/Fats 535
   
Poultry 540
   
Pulp / Paper  544
   
Spices 549
   
Therapeutics 553
   
Vegetables 559
   
In Brief 563
   
Projects/Schemes 564
   
Forthcoming Exhibitions/Conferences 565
   
Guidelines to authors 566
   
List of Referees 567
   
Annual Author Index 568
   
Annual IPC Code Index  570
   
Annual Keyword Index 571
   
Annual Index 574
   
Renewal Notice 595

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

Forthcoming Conferences, Seminars, Exhibitions and Trainings

 

1. Advances in Cardiometabolic Research-Basic Science and Clinical Aspects, 2-5 February 2009, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Website: http://www.rbfsymposium.net.

 

2. 4th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, 4 to 7 February 2009, New Delhi, India, Dr. P K Joshi, Organizing Secretary of the 4th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Pusa, New Delhi 110012 India; Phone: +91-11-25843036; Fax: +91-11-25842684; E-mail: wccagri@gmail.com; Website: www.icar.org.in/wccagri/index.html, www.wccagri.ernet.in.

 

3. Biomass World 2009, 9-10 February 2009 Jakarta, Indonesia; Website: http://www.cmtevents.com/?ev=090210&st=59.

 

4. International Conference on the Future of Oil Palm Business 2009, 19-20 February 2009, Phuket, Thailand, Asif International (M) Sdn Bhd, Suite 409, 2nd Floor, Block A, Glomac Business Centre, Jalan SS6/1, Kelana Jaya47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia; Phone: +60 3 7804 3423, +60 3 78043400, +60 3 7880 0413; Fax: +60 3 7880 2817; E-mail: info@icpob.com; Website: http://www.icpob.com.

 

5. National Seminar on Emerging Issues in Contract Farming in India, 20-21 February 2009, Mysore, Karnataka, India; Website: http://www.uni-mysore.ac.in/unity/news/view?id=133.

 

6.  5th Nutraceutical Summit, 19-21 February 2009, World Trade Centre, Mumbai,       India; Website: http://www.nutraceuticalsummit.in

 

7. International Conference on Herbal Medicine -"Evaluation of Quality, Efficacy and Safety, 27-28 February 2009, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Prof. B.G. Shivananda, Organizing Secretary IHC-09, Association of Pharmaceutical Teacher of India, AI-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Opposite Lal Bagh Main Gate, Hosur Road, Bangalore-560027; Phone: 080-22234619 ext. 249; Fax: 080-22225834; E-mail: herbalconference@gmail.com; Website: http://www.herbalconference2009.com.

 

8. International Symposium on Tribal Health, 27 February -1 March 2009, Jabalpur, India, Dr. Tapas Chakma,  Scientist 'E', Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, RMRCT Complex, PO: Garha, Jabalpur-482008 (MS); Phone: 91-761-2672800, 2672818; Fax: 91-761-2672835.

 

9. (PBA 2009) 20th International Symposium on Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 1-4 March 2009, Agra (U.P), India, Manav Prakash, B-97, Sector - 44 Noida, Uttar Pradesh (India); Phone : +91-120-4546471; Fax: +91-120-4204928; Mob: +91-9911558604(Vijay Bhatt); +91-9810048680 (Manav Prakash); E-mail: info@msmgroup.in, query@msmgroup.in; Website: http://www.pba2009.org.

 

10. 6th International Biofuels Conference, 4-5 March 2009, Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, India; Website: http://www.winrockindia.org.

 

11. 14th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (14WCTOH), 8-12 March 2009, Mumbai, India, Dr. P.C. Gupta, Director-Research, 601/B, Great Eastern Chambers, Plot No. 28, Sector 11, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400614; E-mail: pcgupta@healis.org; Phone: 022-27575487; Fax: 022-27571786.

 

12. National Level Training cum Workshop on Modern Approaches to Research Methodology, Electronic Research Tools, e-content and Biotechnological Tools for Biodiversity Conservation, 10-13 March 2009, Chennai, India, Dr. M.C. John Milton, Convener, PG & R Department of Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034; Phone: 044-28175662, 28178200, ext. 331; Fax: 044-28175566; E-mail:drmilton@loyolacollege.edu, drjohnmilton@gmail.com.

 

14. National Seminar on Impact of Globalisation on livelihood of fisheries workers, 18-19 March 2009, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; Website:  http://www.mgliahd.org.

 

15. National Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance: From Emerging Threat to Reality, 23-25 March 2009, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, Dr. (Mrs.) Rubina Lawrence, Organising Secretary, Head, Dept of Microbiology & Microbial Technology, College of Biotechnology & Allied Sciences, Allahabad Agricultural Institute Deemed University, Allahabad-211007, Uttar Pradesh; Phone: 0532-3297818, 3202133, Mob: 91-9335110219, 91-9415316986; E-mail: antimicro09@gmail.com, dr_mrsrubina@rediffmail.com

 

16. International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Technology (ICBBT 2009), 17-19, April 2009, Singapore; E-mail:  icbbt2009@gmail.com; Website: http://www.icbbt.org.

 

17. Sugarasia 2009, 2-4 July 2009, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India; Website: http://www.sugarasia.net/

 

Classified Digests

Beverage

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 498 Hongvaleerat Chularat, Cabral Lourdes MC, Dornier Manuel, Reynes Max and Ningsanond Suwayd, Concentration of pineapple juice by osmotic evaporation, J Food Eng, 2008, 88(4), 548-552

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 498 Zhang Huanmei, Önning Gunilla , Triantafyllou Angie Öste and Öste Rickard, Nutritional properties of oat-based beverages as affected by processing and storage, J Sci Food Agric, 2007, 87(12), 2294-2301

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 498-99 Tosi E, Martinet R, Ortega M, Lucero H and Ré E, Honey diastase activity modified by heating, Food Chem, 2008, 106 (3), 883-887

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 499 Kumudavally KV, Phanindrakumar HS, Tabassum Aisha, Radhakrishna K and Bawa AS, Green tea – A potential preservative for extending the shelf life of fresh mutton at ambient temperature (25±2°C), Food Chem, 2008, 107 (1), 426-433].

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 499-500 Wu J, Gamage TV, Vilkhu KS, Simons LK and Mawson R, Effect of thermosonication on quality improvement of tomato juice, Innov Food Sci Emerg Technol, 2008, 9 (2), 186-195

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 500 Kadam US, Ghosh SB, De Strayo, Suprasanna P, Devasagayam TPA and Bapat VA, Antioxidant activity in sugarcane juice and its protective role against radiation induced DNA damage, Food Chem, 2008, 106 (3), 1154-1160

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 500 Ebru Demirel Sezer, Yasemin Delen Akcay, Bilal İlanbey, Hatice Kalkan Yıldırım, Eser Yıldırım Sozmen, Pomegranate wine has greater protection capacity than red wine on low-density lipoprotein oxidation, J Med Food, 2007, 10(2), 371-374

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 501 Naidu M Madhava, Sulochanamma G, Sampathu SR and Srinivas P, Studies on extraction and antioxidant potential of green coffee, Food Chem, 2008, 107(1), 377-384

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 501 Shamsi Kambiz, Versteeg Cornelis, Sherkat Frank and Wan Jason, Alkaline phosphatase and microbial inactivation by pulsed electric field in bovine milk, Innov Food Sci Emerg Technol, 2008, 9(2), 217-223

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 501-502 Craven HM, Swiergon P, Ng S, Midgely J, Versteeg C, Coventry MJ and Wan J, Evaluation of pulsed electric field and minimal heat treatments for inactivation of pseudomonads and enhancement of milk shelf-life, Innov Food Sci Emerg Technol, 2008, 9 (2), 211-216]

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 502 Aider Mohammed and Halleux Damien de, Production of concentrated cherry and apricot juices by cryoconcentration technology, LWT-Food Sci Technol, 2008, 41(10),1768-1775].

 

Dye

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 502-03 Moiteiro Cristina, Gaspar Helena, Rodrigues Ana I, Lopes João F and Carnide Valdemar, HPLC quantification of dye flavonoids in Reseda luteola Linn. from Portugal, J Separ Sci, 2008, 31(21), 3683–3687

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 503 Iqbal Javed, Bhatti Ijaz A and Adeel Shahid, Effect of UV radiation on dyeing of cotton fabric with extracts of henna leaves, Indian J Fibre Text Res, 2008, 33 (2), 157-162

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 503 Calogero Giuseppe and Marco Gaetano Di, Red Sicilian orange and purple eggplant fruits as natural sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells, Solar Energy Mat Solar Cells, 2008, 92 (11), 1341-1346.

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 504 Ke Gui-zhen, Xu Wei-lin and Yu Wei-dong, Thermodynamic and kinetic studies of adsorption of berberine on silk, Indian J Fibre Text Res, 2008, 33 (2), 185-188

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 504 Samanta Ashis Kumar, Agarwal Priti and Datta Siddhartha, Dyeing of jute with binary mixtures of jackfruit wood and other natural dyes — Study on colour performance and dye compatibility, Indian J Fibre Text Res, 2008, 33 (2), 171-180

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 505 Tavares Ana PM, Cristóvão Raquel O, Loureiro José M, Boaventura Rui AR, Macedo Eugénia A, Optimisation of reactive textile dyes degradation by laccase-mediator system, J Chem Technol Biotechnol, 2008, 83(12), 1609-1615

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 505 Paul Roshan, Solans Conxita, Erra Pilar, Mechanism involved in the dyeing of wool with an oil-in-water microemulsion system, J Appl Polym Sci, 2008, 110(1), 156-162

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 505-06 Raja ASM and Thilagavathi G, Dyes from the leaves of deciduous plants with a high tannin content for wool, Color Technol, 2008, 24(5), 285-289.

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 506 Das Debasish, Maulik Ray Sankar and Bhattacharya Subhash Chandra, Colouration of wool and silk with Rheum emodi, Indian J Fibre Text Res, 2008, 33 (2), 163-170.

 

Feed/Fodder

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 506-507 Mishra Seema, Sharma Satyawati and Vasudevan Padma, Comparative effect of biofertilizers on fodder production and quality in guinea grass, J Sci Food Agric, 2008, 88(9), 1667-1673

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 507 Murray Jo-Anne MD, Longland Annette, Hastie Peter M, l Moore-Colyer Merie and Dunnett Catherine, The nutritive value of sugar beet pulp-substituted lucerne for equids, Anim Feed Sci Technol, 2008, 140 (1-2), 110-124

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 508 Gutiérrez Dora, Mendoza Sandra, Serrano Valentina, Bah Moustapha, Pelz Ricardo, Balderas Patricia and León Fidel, Proximate composition, mineral content, and antioxidant properties of 14 Mexican weeds used as fodder, Weed Biol Manag, 2008, 8(4), 291-296

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 508-09 Prakash B, Dhali A, Mondal M, Sangtam M, Khate K, Rathore SS and Rajkhowa C, Effect of feeding Lagerstroemia speciosa and conventional fodder based rations on nutrient utilization, ruminal metabolites and body weight gain in mithun (Bos frontalis), J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr, 2008, 92( 5), 591-596

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 500-510 Diaz Lira CM, Barry TN, Pomroy WE, McWilliam EL and Lopez-Villalobos N, Willow (Salix spp.) fodder blocks for growth and sustainable management of internal parasites in grazing lambs, Anim Feed Sci Technol, 2008, 141(1-2), 61-81

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 510 Jin Z, Yang YX, Choi JY, Shinde PL, Yoon SY, Hahn T-W, Lim HT, Park YK, Hahm KS, Joo JW and Chae BJ, Effects of potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Golden valley) protein having antimicrobial activity on the growth performance, and intestinal microflora and morphology in weanling pigs, Anim Feed Sci Technol, 2008, 140(1-2), 139-154

 

Fibre

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 511 Banik S and Ghosh SN, Pectinolytic activity of microorganisms in piling of jute, Indian J Fibre Text Res, 2008, 33 (2), 151-156

 

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 511-12 Le Troedec Marianne, Sedan David, Peyratout Claire, Bonnet Jean Pierre, Smith Agnès, Guinebretiere René, Gloaguen Vincent and Krausz Pierre, Influence of various chemical treatments on the composition and structure of hemp fibres, Composites A: Appl Sci Manuf, 2008, 39 (3), 514-522

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 512 Vankar Padma S and Shanker Rakhi, Ecofriendly ultrasonic natural dyeing of cotton fabric with enzyme pretreatments, Desalination, 2008, 230(1-3), 62-69

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 512 Yi Eunjou and Cho Ju-Yeon, Colour analysis of natural colorant-dyed fabrics, Col Res Appl, 2008, 33(2), 148-157

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 513Haug S, Roll A, Schmid-Grendelmeier P, Johansen P, Wüthrich B, Kündig TM and Senti G, Coated textiles in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, Curr Probl Dermatol, 2006, 33, 144-151

 

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 513 Rangam Rajkhowa, Lijing Wang and Xungai Wang, Ultra-fine silk powder preparation through rotary and ball milling, Powder Technol, 2008, 185(1), 87-95.

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 514 Anand Subhash, Designer natural fibre geotextiles—A new concept, Indian J Fibre Text Res, 2008, 33(3), 339-344

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 514 Kim S, López C, Güebitz G  and Cavaco-Paulo A, Biological coloration of Flax fabrics with flavonoids using laccase from Trametes hirsuta, Eng Life Sci, 2008, 8(3), 324-330

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 515 van der Werf Hayo MG and Turunen Lea, The environmental impacts of the production of hemp and flax textile yarn, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27(1), 1-10].

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 515 Beckermann GW and Pickering KL, Engineering and evaluation of hemp fibre reinforced polypropylene composites: Fibre treatment and matrix modification, Composites A: Appl Sci Manuf, 2008, 39(6), 979-988

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 515-16 Morreale M, Scaffaro R, Maio A and La Mantia FP, Effect of adding wood flour to the physical properties of a biodegradable polymer, Composites A: Appl Sci Manuf, 2008, 39 (3), 503-513

 

Food

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 516 Sumithra B and Bhattacharya Sila, Toasting of corn flakes: Product characteristics as a function of processing conditions, J Food Eng, 2008, 88(3), 419-428  

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 516 Pankaj Sharma, A. Chakkaravarthi, Vasudeva Singh and R. Subramanian, Grinding characteristics and batter quality of rice in different wet grinding systems, J Food Eng, 2008, 88(4), 499-506      

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 517 Korus Jarosław, Witczak Mariusz, Juszczak Lesław and Ziobro Rafał, Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus Linn.) starch as an alternative for cereal starches: Rheological properties and retrogradation susceptibility, J Food Eng, 2008, 88(4), 528-534                                                         

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 517 Wang Yong, Wang Li-Jun, Li Dong, Özkan Necati, Dong Chen Xiao and Mao Zhi-Huai, Effect of flaxseed gum addition on rheological properties of native maize starch, J Food Eng, 2008, 89(1), 87-92              

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 517 Lee Min Jeong and Ha Sang-Do, Synergistic effect of vitamin B1 on sanitizer and disinfectant treatments for reduction of coliforms in rice, Food Control, 2008, 19 (2), 113-118

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 518 Chillo S, Laverse J, Falcone PM and Del Nobile MA, Effect of carboxymethylcellulose and pregelatinized corn starch on the quality of Amaranthus spaghetti, J Food Eng, 2007, 83(4), 492-500    

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 518 Yang Yong, Tao Wen-Yi, Liu Ye-Jia and Zhu Feng, Inhibition of Bacillus cereus by lactic acid bacteria starter cultures in rice fermentation, Food Control, 2008, 19 (2), 159-161

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 518-19 Shittu TA, Dixon A, Awonorin SO, Sanni LO and Maziya-Dixon B, Bread from composite cassava–wheat flour. II: Effect of cassava genotype and nitrogen fertilizer on bread quality, Food Res Int, 2008, 41 (6), 569-578

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 519-20 Cisse Hedegaard Porsby, Birte Fonnesbech Vogel, Mona Mohr and Lone Gram, Influence of processing steps in cold-smoked salmon production on survival and growth of persistent and presumed non-persistent Listeria monocytogenes, Int J Food Microbiol, 2008, 122 (3), 287-295               

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 520 Neetoo Hudaa, Ye Mu, Chen Haiqiang, Joerger Rolf D, Hicks Doris T and Hoover Dallas G, Use of nisin-coated plastic films to control Listeria monocytogenes on vacuum-packaged cold-smoked salmon, Int J Food Microbiol, 2008, 122 (1-2), 8-15; Neetoo Hudaa, Ye Mu and Chen Haiqiang, Potential antimicrobials to control Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum-packaged cold-smoked salmon pâté and fillets, ibid, 2008, 123 (3), 220-227    

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 521 Adebooye Odunayo Clement and Singh Vasudeva, Physico-chemical properties of the flours and starches of two cowpea varieties (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp), Innov Food Sci Emerg Technol, 2008, 9 (1), 92-100.

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 521 Gowen AA, Abu-Ghannam N, Frias J and Oliveira J, Modeling dehydration and rehydration of cooked soybeans subjected to combined microwave–hot-air drying, Innov Food Sci Emerg Technol, 2008, 9 (1), 129-137            

 

Fruit

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 521-22 Falade KO and Igbeka JC, Osmotic dehydration of tropical fruits and vegetables, Food Rev Intern, 2007, 23(4), 373-405

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 522 Yu Ting, Wang Lianping, Yin Yun, Wang Yixi and Zheng Xiaodong, Effect of chitin on the antagonistic activity of Cryptococcus laurentii against Penicillium expansum in pear fruit, Int J Food Microbiol, 2008, 122 (1-2), 44-48

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 522 Raybaudi-Massilia Rosa M, Mosqueda-Melgar Jonathan and Martín-Belloso Olga, Edible alginate-based coating as carrier of antimicrobials to improve shelf-life and safety of fresh-cut melon, Int J Food Microbiol,  2008, 121 (3), 313-327

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 523 Oms-Oliu G, Martínez RM Raybaudi-Massilia, Soliva-Fortuny R and Martín-Belloso O, Effect of superatmospheric and low oxygen modified atmospheres on shelf-life extension of fresh-cut melon, Food Control, 2008, 19 (2), 191-199

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 523 Ticha Jana, Hajslova Jana, Jech Martin, Honzicek Jiri, Lacina Ondrej, Kohoutkova Jana, Kocourek Vladimir, Lansky Miroslav, Kloutvorova Jana and Falta Vladan, Changes of pesticide residues in apples during cold storage, Food Control, 2008, 19 (3), 247-256

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 523-24 Arroyo-López FN, Bautista-Gallego J, Durán-Quintana MC, Rodríguez-Gómez F, Romero-Barranco C and Garrido-Fernández A, Improvement of the storage process for cracked table olives, J Food Eng, 2008, 89(4), 479-487

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 524 Roberts John S, Kidd David R and Padilla-Zakour Olga, Drying kinetics of grape seeds, J Food Eng, 2008, 89(4), 460-465

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 524-25 Kahlon TS and Smith GE, In vitro binding of bile acids by bananas, peaches, pineapple, grapes, pears, apricots and nectarines; In vitro binding of bile acids by blueberries (Vaccinium spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), prunes (Prunus spp.), strawberries (Fragaria X ananassa), cherries (Malpighia punicifolia), cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) and apples (Malus sylvestris), Food Chem, 2008, 100 (3), 1046-1051, 1182-1187].

 

Fuel

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 526 Singh RN, Vyas DK, Srivastava NSL and Narra Madhuri, SPRERI experience on holistic approach to utilize all parts of Jatropha curcas fruit for energy, Renewable Energy, 2008, 33(8), 1868-1873

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 526 Utlu Zafer and Koçak Mevlüt Süreyya, The effect of biodiesel fuel obtained from waste frying oil on direct injection diesel engine performance and exhaust emissions, Renewable Energy, 2008, 33(8), 1936-1941

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 524-25 Ramadhas AS, Jayaraj S and Muraleedharan C, Dual fuel mode operation in diesel engines using renewable fuels: Rubber seed oil and coir-pith producer gas, Renewable Energy, 2008, 33(9), 2077-2083

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 526 Rashid Umer and Anwar Farooq, Production of biodiesel through optimized alkaline-catalyzed transesterification of rapeseed oil, Fuel, 2008, 87 (3), 265-273

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 527 Holser Ronald A, Transesterification of epoxidized soybean oil to prepare epoxy methyl esters, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27 (1), 130-132

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 527 Vijayaraghavan Krishnan, Ahmad Desa and Soning Christianto, Bio-hydrogen generation from mixed fruit peel waste using anaerobic contact filter, Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2007, 32 (18), 4754-4760

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 527 Rakopoulos CD, Rakopoulos DC, Hountalas DT, Giakoumis EG and Andritsakis EC, Performance and emissions of bus engine using blends of diesel fuel with bio-diesel of sunflower or cottonseed oils derived from Greek feedstock, Fuel, 2008, 87 (2), 147-157

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 528 Demirbas Ayhan, Comparison of transesterification methods for production of biodiesel from vegetable oils and fats, Energy Conver Manage, 2008, 49 (1), 125-130

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 528-29 Sumathi S, Chai SP and Mohamed AR, Utilization of oil palm as a source of renewable energy in Malaysia, Renew Sustain Energy Rev, 2008, 12(9), 2404-2421

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 529 Altun Şehmus, Bulut Hüsamettin and Öner Cengiz, The comparison of engine performance and exhaust emission characteristics of sesame oil–diesel fuel mixture with diesel fuel in a direct injection diesel engine, Renewable Energy, 2008, 33(8), 1791-1795

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 529 Geller Daniel P, Adams Thomas T, Goodrum John W and Pendergrass Joshua, Storage stability of poultry fat and diesel fuel mixtures: Specific gravity and viscosity, Fuel, 2008, 87 (1), 92-102

 

Gum/Rubber

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 530 Maznah K Siti, Baharin A, Hanafi I, Azhar ME and Hakim MH Mas Rosemal, Effect of soaking in potassium hydroxide solution on the curing, tensile properties and extractable protein content of natural rubber latex films, Polym Test, 2008, 27(8), 1013-1016

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 530 Wang Yong, Wang Li-Jun, Li Dong, Özkan Necati, Chen Xiao Dong and Mao Zhi-Huai, Effect of flaxseed gum addition on rheological properties of native maize starch, J Food Eng, 2008, 89(1), 87-92

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 530 Patel Trushar R, Morris Gordon A, Ebringerová Anna, Vodeničarová Melita, Velebný Vladimír, Ortega Alvaro, Garcia Jose de la Torre and Harding Stephen E, Global conformation analysis of irradiated xyloglucans, Carbohydr Polym, 2008, 74 (4), 845-851

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 531 Rajan Akhila, Sudha JD and Abraham T Emilia, Enzymatic modification of cassava starch by fungal lipase, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27 (1), 50-59

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 531 Park Yoosup, Doherty WOS and Halley Peter J, Developing lignin-based resin coatings and composites, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27 (2), 163-167

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 531 Morris Gordon A, Patel Trushar R, Picout David R, Ross-Murphy Simon B, Ortega Alvaro, de la Torre Jose Garcia and Harding Stephen E, Global hydrodynamic analysis of the molecular flexibility of galactomannans, Carbohydr Polym, 2008, 72 (2), 356-360

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 532 Cui Hengxiang, Liu Qin, Tao Yongzhen, Zhang Hongfeng, Zhang Lina and Ding Kan, Structure and chain conformation of a (1→6)-α-d-glucan from the root of Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi and the antioxidant activity of its sulfated derivative, Carbohydr Polym, 2008, 74 (4), 771-778

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 532 Ilona Kołodziejska, Elżbieta Skierka, Maria Sadowska, Wiktor Kołodziejski and Celina Niecikowska, Effect of extracting time and temperature on yield of gelatin from different fish offal, Food Chem, 2008, 107 (2), 700-706

 

Insecticides/Fungicides/Nematicides

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 532-33 Elbadri Gamal Abdalla, Lee Dong Woon, Park Jung Chan, Yu Hwang Bin and Choo Ho Yul, Evaluation of various plant extracts for their nematicidal efficacies against juveniles of Meloidogyne incognita, J Asia-Pacific Entomol, 2008, 11(2), 99-102

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 533Kamaraj C, Rahuman AA and Bagavan A, Screening for antifeedant and larvicidal activity of plant extracts against Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner), Sylepta derogata (F.) and Anopheles stephensi (Liston), Parasitol Res, 2008 103(6),1361-1368

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 533-34 Eliningaya J Kweka, Franklin W Mosha, Asanterabi Lowassa, Mahande Aneth M, Mahande Michael J, Charles P Massenga, Tenu Filemoni, Lyatuu Ester E, Mboya Michael A and Temu Emmanuel A, Longitudinal evaluation of Ocimum and other plants effects on the feeding behavioral response of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the field in Tanzania, Parasit Vect, 2008, 1, 42

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 534 Matan Narumol and Matan Nirundorn, Antifungal activities of anise oil, lime oil and tangerine oil against molds on rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis), Intern Biodeter Biodegr, 2008, 62(1), 75-78

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 534 Sharma Neeta and Sharma Swati, Control of foliar diseases of mustard by Bacillus from reclaimed soil, Microbiol Res, 2008, 163(4), 408-413

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 535 Zhang Hongyin, Wang Shizhen, Huang Xingyi, Dong Ying and Zheng Xiaodong, Integrated control of postharvest blue mold decay of pears with hot water treatment and Rhodotorula glutinis, Postharv Biol Technol, 2008, 49(2), 308-313

 

Oil/Fats

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 535 Ceci Liliana N, Constenla Diana T and Crapiste Guillermo H, Oil recovery and lecithin production using water degumming sludge of crude soybean oils, J Sci Food Agric, 2008, 88(14), 2460-2466

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 535-36 Prasad Arun, Chattopadhyay Amitabha, Yadav Anju and Kumari Raj, Variation in the chemical composition and yield of essential oil of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium sp.) by the foliar application of metallic salts, Flav Fragr J, 2008, 23 (2), 133-136

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 536 Chotimarkorn Chatchawan, Benjakul Soottawat and Silalai Nattiga, Antioxidative effects of rice bran extracts on refined tuna oil during storage, Food Res Int, 2008, 41(6), 616-622

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 536-37 Cepeda EA and Calvo B, Sunflower oil hydrogenation: Study using response surface methodology, J Food Eng, 2008, 89(4), 370-374

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 537 Iqbal Shahid, Haleem Saba, Akhtar Mubeena, Zia-ul-Haq Muhammad and Akbar Jamshed, Efficiency of pomegranate peel extracts in stabilization of sunflower oil under accelerated conditions, Food Res Int, 2008, 41(2), 194-200

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 537 Kavishree S, Hemavathy J, Lokesh BR, Shashirekha MN and Rajarathnam S, Fat and fatty acids of Indian edible mushrooms, Food Chem, 2008, 106 (2), 597-602

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 537-38 Marinova E, Toneva A and Yanishlieva N, Synergistic antioxidant effect of a-tocopherol and myricetin on the autoxidation of triacylglycerols of sunflower oil, Food Chem, 2008, 106 (2), 628-633

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 538 Davarnejad R, Kassim KM, Zainal A and Sata Suhairi A, Supercritical fluid extraction of β-carotene from crude palm oil using CO2, J Food Eng, 2008, 89(4), 472-478

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 538 Ribeiro Ana Paula Badan, Bei Ning, Gonçalves Lireny A Guaraldo, Petrus José Carlos Cunha and Viotto Luiz Antonio, The optimisation of soybean oil degumming on a pilot plant scale using a ceramic membrane, J Food Eng, 2008, 87(4), 514-521

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 538-39 Chotimarkorn Chatchawan and Silalai Nattiga, Addition of rice bran oil to soybean oil during frying increases the oxidative stability of the fried dough from rice flour during storage, Food Res Int, 2008, 41 (3), 308-317

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 539 Rasooli Iraj, Fakoor Mohammad Hadi, Yadegarinia Davod, Gachkar Latif, Allameh Abdolamir and Rezaei Mohammad Bagher, Antimycotoxigenic characteristics of Rosmarinus officinalis and Trachyspermum copticum L. essential oils, Int J Food Microbiol, 2008, 122 (1-2), 135-139

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 539 Hongratanaworakit Tapanee and Buchbauer Gerhard, Chemical composition and stimulating effect of Citrus hystrix oil on humans, Flav Fragr J, 2007, 22 (5), 443-449

 

Poultry

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 540 Lublin A and Sela S, The impact of temperature during the storage of table eggs on the viability of Salmonella enterica serovars Enteritidis and Virchow in the Eggs, Poult Sci, 2008, 87(11), 2208-2214

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 540 van den Brand H, Reijrink IA, Hoekstra LA and Kemp B, Storage of eggs in water affects internal egg quality, embryonic development, and hatchling quality, Poult Sci, 2008, 87(11), 2350-2357

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 541 Berardinelli A, Ragni L, Giunchi A, Gradari P, Guarnieri A, Physical-mechanical modifications of eggs for food-processing during storage, Poult Sci. 2008, 87(10), 2117-2125

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 541 Cherian G, Egg quality and yolk polyunsaturated fatty acid status in relation to broiler breeder hen age and dietary n-3 oils, Poult Sci, 2008, 87(6), 1131-1137

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 542 Dominguez Silvia A and Schaffner Donald W, Development and validation of a mathematical model to describe the growth of Pseudomonas spp. in raw poultry stored under aerobic conditions, Int J Food Microbiol, 2007, 120 (3), 287-295

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 542-43 Ghazalah AA and Ali AM, Rosemary leaves as a dietary supplement for growth in broiler chickens, Int J Poultry Sci, 2008, 7(3), 234-239

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 543 Ghalib Alwan Mohammed Al – Kassie, The effect of Anise and Rosemary on broiler performance, Int J Poultry Sci, 2008, 7(3), 243-245.

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 543 El-Husseiny OM, Abd-Elsamee MO, Omara II and Fouad AM, Effect of dietary Zinc and Niacin on laying hens performance and egg quality, Int J Poultry Sci, 2008, 7 (8), 757-764

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 544 Amini K and Ruiz-Feria CA, Production of Omega-3 fatty acid enriched eggs using pearl millet grain, low levels of Flaxseed and natural pigments, Int J Poultry Sci, 2008, 7 (8), 765-772.

 

Pulp/Paper

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 544 Saad MBW, Oliveira LRM, Cândido RG, Quintana G, Rocha GJM and Gonçalves AR, Preliminary studies on fungal treatment of sugarcane straw for organosolv pulping, Enzyme Microb Technol, 2008, 43(2), 5 220-225

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 545 Gonçalves AR, Moriya RY, Oliveira LRM and Saad MBW, Xylanase recycling for the economical biobleaching of sugarcane bagasse and straw pulps, Enzyme Microb Technol, 2008, 43(2), 157-163

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 545 Sjöde Anders, Winestrand Sandra, Nilvebrant Nils-Olof and Jönsson Leif J, Enzyme-based control of oxalic acid in the pulp and paper industry, Enzyme Microb Technol, 2008, 43(2), 78-83

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 545-46 Tu Q, Fu S, Zhan H, Chai X, Lucia LA, Kinetic modeling of formic acid pulping of bagasse, Agric Food Chem, 2008, 56(9), 3097-3101

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 546 Rodríguez Alejandro, Pérez Antonio, de la Torre María Jesús, Ramos Enrique and Jiménez Luis, Neural fuzzy model applied to ethylene-glycol pulping of non-wood raw materials, Bioresour Technol, 2008, 99 (5), 965-974

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 546 Rodríguez Alejandro, Serrano Luis, Moral Ana, Pérez Antonio and Jiménez Luis, Use of high-boiling point organic solvents for pulping oil palm empty fruit bunches, Bioresour Technol, 2008, 99 (6), 1743-1749

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 547 Ligero Pablo, Villaverde Juan José, de Vega Alberto and Bao Manuel, Delignification of Eucalyptus globulus saplings in two organosolv systems (formic and acetic acid): Preliminary analysis of dissolved lignins, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27 (1), 110-117.

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 547  Upadhyaya JS, Dutt Dharm, Singh Bahadur and Tyagi CH, Hibiscus cannabinus and Hibiscus sabdariffa as an alternative pulp blend for softwood: Optimization of soda pulping process, Indian J Chem Technol, 2008, 15(2), 277-286

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 548 Domínguez JC, Oliet M, Alonso MV, Gilarranz MA and Rodríguez F, Thermal stability and pyrolysis kinetics of organosolv lignins obtained from Eucalyptus globulus, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27(2), 150-156

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 548 Jiménez L, Ramos E, De la Torre MJ, Pérez I and Ferrer JL, Bleaching of soda pulp of fibres of Musa textilis nee (abaca) with peracetic acid, Bioresour Technol, 2008, 99 (5), 1474-1480

 

Spices

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 549 Shukla Yogeshwer and Kalra Neetu, Cancer chemoprevention with garlic and its constituents, Cancer Lett, 2007, 247 (2), 167-181

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 549 Özcan M M and Akbulut M, Estimation of minerals, nitrate and nitrite contents of medicinal and aromatic plants used as spices, condiments and herbal tea, Food Chem, 2008, 106 (2), 852-858

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 550 Chuah Ai Mey, Lee Ya-Chi, Yamaguchi Tomoko, Takamura Hitoshi, Yin Li-Jun and Matoba Teruyoshi, Effect of cooking on the antioxidant properties of coloured peppers, Food Chem, 2008, 111 (1), 20-28

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 550 Lagunas Lilia L Méndez and Castaigne François, Effect of temperature cycling on allinase activity in garlic, Food Chem, 2008, 111 (1), 56-60

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 551 Singh B and Kale RK, Chemomodulatory action of Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) on skin and forestomach papillomagenesis, enzymes associated with xenobiotic metabolism and antioxidant status in murine model system, Food Chem Toxicol, 2008, 46 (12), 3842-3850

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 551 Lincy AK, Jayarajan K and Sasikumar B, Relationship between vegetative and rhizome characters and final rhizome yield in micropropagated ginger plants (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) over two generations, Sci Hortic, 2008, 118(1), 70-73

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 552 Murthy HN, Hahn EJ and Paek KY, Recurrent somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in Coriandrum sativum L., Sci Hortic, 2008, 118(2), 168-171

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 552 Wadikar DD, Majumdar TK, Nanjappa C, Premavalli KS and Bawa AS, Development of shelf stable pepper based appetizers by response surface methodology (RSM), LWT-Food Sci Technol, 2008, 41(8), 1400-1411

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 552 Chatterjee Suchandra, AnanthaKumar Arul, Variyar Prasad S and Sharma Arun, Identification and estimation of a novel fluorescent compound in nutmeg, J Food Comp Anal, 2008, 21(7), 577-58

 

Therapeutics

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 553 Shim Jae-Young, Shin Hye-seoung, Han Jae-Gab, Park Hyeung-Suk, Lim Byung-Lak, Chung Kyung-Won, Om Ae-Son, Protective effects of Chlorella vulgaris Beijer. on liver toxicity in cadmium-administered rats, J Med Food, 2008, 11(3), 479-485

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 553 Yifan Tu, Louis Roberts, Kalidas Shetty, Sallie Smith Schneider, Rhodiola crenulata Induces Death and Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Cell Lines, J Med Food, 2008, 11(3), 413-423

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 554 Chen J, Li WL, Wu JL, Ren BR and Zhang HQ, Hypoglycemic effects of a sesquiterpene glycoside isolated from leaves of loquat (Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl.), Phytomedicine, 2008, 15(1-2), 98-102

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 554 Camargo Filho I, Cortez DAG, Ueda-Nakamura T, Nakamura CV and Dias Filho BP, Antiviral activity and mode of action of a peptide isolated from Sorghum bicolor, Phytomedicine, 2008, 15(3), 202-208

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 555 Asgary Sedigheh, Parkhideh Sahar, Solhpour Amirreza, Madani Hossein, Mahzouni Parvin, Rahimi Parivash, Effect of Ethanolic Extract of Juglans regia L. on Blood Sugar in Diabetes-Induced Rats, J Med Food, 2008, 11(3), 533-538

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 555 Manian Rajesh, Anusuya Nagarajan, Siddhuraju Perumal and Manian Sellamuthu, The antioxidant activity and free radical scavenging potential of two different solvent extracts of Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntz, Ficus bengalensis L. and Ficus racemosa L., Food Chem, 2008, 107 (3), 1000-1007

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 556 Yamac Mustafa, Kanbak Gungor, Zeytinoglu Melih, Bayramoglu Gokhan, Senturk Hakan, Uyanoglu Mustafa, Hypoglycemic Effect of Lentinus strigosus (Schwein.) Fr. Crude Exopolysaccharide in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats, J Med Food, 2008, 11(3), 513-517

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 556 Ramalakshmi K, Rahath Kubra I and Jagan Mohan Rao L, Antioxidant potential of low-grade coffee beans, Food Res Int, 2008, 41 (1), 96-103

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 557 Chang Su-Feng, Hsieh Chiu-Lan and Yen Gow-Chin, The protective effect of Opuntia dillenii Haw fruit against low-density lipoprotein peroxidation and its active compounds, Food Chem, 2008, 106 (2), 569-575

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 557 Hazra Asish Ghosh and Chatterjee Padma, A nontoxic antitumour compound from the leaves of Bauhinia scandens characterized as 1-O-alkyl glycerol by gas–liquid chromatography and evaluation of its antitumour property by Brine Shrimp bioassay, Ind Crops Prod, 2008, 27(1), 39-43

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 557-58 Kumar S, Kumar D, Deshmukh RR, Lokhande PD, More SN and Rangari VD, Antidiabetic potential of Phyllanthus reticulatus in alloxan-induced diabetic mice, Fitoterapia, 2008, 79 (1), 21-23

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 558 Mahadevan Swetha, Park Yooheon and Park Yeonhwa, Modulation of cholesterol metabolism by Ginkgo biloba L. nuts and their extract, Food Res Int, 2008, 41 (1), 89-95.

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 558 Kanokwiroon K, Teanpaisan R, Wititsuwannakul D, Hooper AB, Wititsuwannakul R, Antimicrobial activity of a protein purified from the latex of Hevea brasiliensis on oral microorganisms, Mycoses, 2008, 51(4), 301-307

 

Vegetable

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 559 Ibrahim Hoda Salama, Ahmed Lamiaa Ali and El-din Maha Mohamed Essam, The functional Role of Some Tomato Products on Lipid Profile and Liver Function in Adult Rats, J Med Food, 2008, 11(3), 551-559

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 559 Arora Monu, Kiran Bala, Shweta Rani, Anchal Rani, Barinder Kaur and Mittal Neeraj, Heavy metal accumulation in vegetables irrigated with water from different sources, Food Chem, 2008, 111(4), 811-815

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 560 Chantaro Prawta, Devahastin Sakamon and Chiewchan Naphaporn, Production of antioxidant high dietary fibre powder from carrot peels, LWT-Food Sci Technol, 2008, 41(10), 1987-1994

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 560 Leadley Craig, Tucker Gary and Fryer Peter, A comparative study of high pressure sterilisation and conventional thermal sterilisation: Quality effects in green beans, Innov Food sci Emerg Technol, 2008, 9 (1), 70-79

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 560-61 McInerney Jennifer K, Seccafien Cathryn A, Stewart Cynthia M and Bird Anthony R, Effects of high pressure processing on antioxidant activity, and total carotenoid content and availability, in vegetables, Innov Food Sci Technol, 2007, 8(4), 543-548

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 561 van Velzen Agnes G, Sips Adrienne JAM, Schothorst Ronald C, Lambers Annette C and Meulenbelt Jan, The oral bioavailability of nitrate from nitrate-rich vegetables in humans, Toxicol Lett, 2008, 181 (3), 177-181

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 561 Wachtel-Galor Sissi, Wong Ka Wing and Benzie Iris FF, The effect of cooking on Brassica vegetables, Food Chem, 2008, 110 (3), 706-710

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 562 Onyango Cecilia M, Shibairo Solomon I, Imungi Jasper K; Harbinson Jeremy, The Physico-Chemical Characteristics and Some Nutritional Values of Vegetable Amaranth Sold in Nairobi-Kenya, Ecol Food Nutr, 2008, 47, 382-398

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 562 Lakshmi Prasuna CP, Chakradhar RPS, Rao JL and Gopal NO, EPR as an analytical tool in assessing the mineral nutrients and irradiated food products–vegetables, Spectrochim Acta part A: Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2008, 71 (3), 809-813

 

In Brief

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 563 Larsson Lennart, Szponar Bogumila, Ridha Beston, Pehrson Christina, Dutkiewicz Jacek, Krysińska-Traczyk Ewa and Sitkowska Jolanta, Identification of bacterial and fungal components in tobacco and tobacco smoke, Tobacco Induced Dis, 2008, 4, 4

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 563 Hassan M A, Kozlowski Ryszard and Obidzinski Bartoz , New fire-protective intumescent coatings for wood, J Appl Polym Sci, 2008, 110(1), 83-90

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 563 Diniz Vivian, Weber Martin E, Volesky Bohumil and Naja Ghinwa, Column biosorption of lanthanum and europium by Sargassum, Water Res, 2008, 42(1-2), 363-371

 

Projects/Schemes

 

Nat Prod Rad, Vol.7(6), Nov-Dec 2008, 564 Electro-Optical System for Sorting, Grading and Packaging of different fruits, vegetables and grains like rice

 

For Sorting, Grading and Packaging of Different Fruits and Vegetables

            The Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh, CSIR has designed a  system for sorting, grading and packaging of fruits and vegetables using electro-optical techniques with an initial throughput target of 6 apples per second. The opto-mechanical assembly consists of the illumination system with multiple cold light sources (15 Volts, 150 Watts halogen bulbs) operated with dc power supply. The complete machine has been assembled at Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur.

Off-line System for Classification/Grading of Rice

            The Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh, CSIR has also designed an automatic rice grain classification system for assessing refractions and grades as per an Indian Standard. The standard offers uniform specification for marketing of grains all over the country. A flat-bed scanner is used for imaging the samples so as to allow remote operation. The system initially trained for raw rice uses both colour and geometrical attributes of each grain [CSIR News, 2008, 58(19), 293-294].

 

CFTRI developed new processes for food products

 

Chocolate Pasta

            Pasta products, noodles, spaghetti and vermicelli which are excellent in nutritional quality are consumed world wide. The use of wheat in pasta products is more widespread because these products are easier to prepare and quick to serve. Upon drying, they can be conveniently stored for a relatively long period without deterioration. The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, has developed a chocolate pasta formulation, which could act as a tasty supplement to the nutritional requirements of growing children in India, as cocoa flavour is widely accepted by children. The chocolate pasta has 15-16% protein content, which is 4-5% higher than the normal pasta. The product can be consumed along with milk as breakfast cereals/snacks or dessert. The chocolate pasta packed in polypropylene pouches stored at ambient temperature has a shelf-life of 9-12 months. The nutrient composition per 100g pasta (dried) contains 15-16% protein, 400-425 calories and 1-1.5% fat. The cooked cocoa pasta has acceptable sensory characteristics in terms of overall quality and mouthfeel, as well as appealing brown colour and chocolate flavour.

 

Water-soluble Turmeric Colourant (odourless) Formulation

            Curcuminoids enriched colourant (CEC) is prepared from spent turmeric oleoresin or Curcumin-Removed-Turmeric-Oleoresin (CRTO). CEC obtained after removing the turmeric oil is converted into a water-soluble formulation using a novel technique. Being water-soluble and odourless, this could be used as a natural colourant in food products as a replacement for synthetic yellow colour. The formulation has applications in neutraceuticals and pharmaceutical industry. The major processing steps involved are refining the CRTO to get rid of turmeric oil and enrichment of colour components followed by suitable processing and blending to get a product of desired characteristics. The necessary plant and machinery are: process vat, pressure filter, distillation unit, blending and bottling units. Boiler, generators, quality control laboratory facilities, effluent treatment systems are the other auxiliary needs. The process know-how is available from the institute (CFTRI) for commercial exploitation [CSIR News, 2008, 58(15), 241].