Promotion and Utilization of Niche Foods for Food and Nutrition Security

@article{Waswa2016PromotionAU,
  title={Promotion and Utilization of Niche Foods for Food and Nutrition Security},
  author={J. Waswa and L. Ngugi and L. Asiko and R. Ambani},
  journal={Food Science and Technology International},
  year={2016},
  volume={4},
  pages={31-35}
}
Food and nutrition security exist when there is availability and accessibility of food in terms of quality and quantity. Each environment has foods adapted to the region and culturally acceptable to the inhabitants. Niche foods have in the recent past been neglected yet they have a great potential of solving the food and nutrition security issues among communities. This paper takes particular interest in traditional vegetables and insects that were popularly used in the past but are being… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 14 REFERENCES
African edible insects for food and feed: inventory, diversity, commonalities and contribution to food security
This paper reviews entomophagy as practised in Africa within the context of food and nutritional security by providing an inventory of the various species of insects that are consumed on theExpand
Copper and Ascorbic Acid Content of Cooked African Indigenous Vegetables
TLDR
This research formulated recipes of African indigenous vegetables using traditional salt (lye) and evaluated their copper and ascorbic acid contents to show the urgency of the need for information and knowledge on AIV processing and preparation alongside their nutrient contents after cooking. Expand
Utilization and Medicinal Value of Indigenous Leafy Vegetables Consumed in Urban and Peri-Urban Nairobi
Indigenous African leafy vegetables have recently been attracting research attention not only in terms of their inherent nutrition quality but also the healing power of some of these plants.Expand
Iron and Protein Content of Priority African Indigenous Vegetables in the Lake Victoria Basin
African indigenous vegetables have many nutritional and health benefits that have not been well researched and fully exploited. The objective of this study was to determine iron and protein contentsExpand
Food Security and Climate Change: Role of Plant Genetic Resources of Minor Millets
TLDR
Minor millets have the potential to thrive with low inputs and can withstand severe edapho-climatic stresses, thus being the best candidates to replace commodities like wheat and rice in areas where such crops may gradually become less competitive due to climate change. Expand
The conTribuTion of insecTs To food securiTy, livelihoods and The environmenT1
• Insects have a high feed conversion efficiency because they are coldblooded. Feed-to-meat conversion rates (how much feed is needed to produce a 1 kg increase in weight) vary widely depending onExpand
Overweight exceeds underweight among women in most developing countries.
TLDR
Examination of patterns of adult female overweight and underweight in the developing world by using categories of urban or rural status and SES strata found prevalences of overweight in young women residing in both urban and rural areas are higher than those in underweight women, especially in countries at higher levels of socioeconomic development. Expand
...
1
2
...