Proximate composition, chemical and microbiological evaluation of peanut butter in supermarkets in khartoum state

Proximate composition, chemical and microbiological evaluation of peanut butter in supermarkets in khartoum state

Author: 
Muna A. Fadleseed, Ahlam A. Hussein, Safaa A. Hassan, Khalid A. Abdelgadir, Arafat A. Elwida and Manal M.Khatab
Abstract: 

The aim of this work was contribute to the food safety of Sudanese consumers by studying the physicochemical properties and microbiological evaluation of peanut butter samples .The samples were collected from different area in Khartoum state. The results revealed that some samples were nutritive which had protein values ranged between (27.47-24.31%), oil content values ranged between (50.38-46.28%), energy values ranged between (610.69-600.03kcl/100g) and appear to have positive effects on human health and so could meet the dietary needs of the population. But concerning the quality, three samples were not meet the quality requirements because they showed high peroxide value (20.36, 19.05 and18.51m.eq./kg) which may affect the organoleptic properties of the product. Also the presence of salmonella in five samples may be responsible for many health hazards in human population.

Paper No: 
1392