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dc.contributor.author Misihairabgwi, Jane M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-25T08:59:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-25T08:59:31Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Masihairabgwi, J., & Cheikhyoussef, A. (2017). Traditional fermented foods and beverages of Namibia. Journal of Ethnic Foods, 145-153. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2491
dc.description.abstract Background: Although traditional fermented foods and beverages play an important role in contributing to the livelihoods of Namibians through enhanced food security and income generation, there is a scarcity of information regarding their traditional production methods, microbiological and biochemical characteristics, nutritional value, and safety. Research into the processing technologies of these foods and beverages is still in its infancy; thus, there is a need to document their traditional production methods, microbiology, and biochemistry in order to evaluate their nutritional value and safety, standardize and industrialize them, where possible, and preserve them for future generations. Methods: The socioeconomic importance, traditional production methods and, where available, microbiological, biochemical, and nutritional properties and safety evaluation of commonly consumed fermented foods and beverages in Namibia are documented. Recommendations are made for potential research areas. Results: Commonly produced fermented foods and beverages in Namibia include milk-based products (omashikwa, mashini ghakushika, mabisi, and ^audaï), cereal-based beverages (oshikundu, omalodu, otombo, epwaka, okatokele, oshafuluka, maxau, and /Ho sGoas), vegetable-based fermented food, mudhika, and fruit-based beverages (ombike, omagongo, and omalunga). Conclusion: Fermented foods and beverages play a major role in the diet, socioeconomic, and cultural activities of the Namibian population. Most are spontaneously fermented. Research is scarce and should be conducted on the microbiology, biochemistry, nutritional value, and safety of the fermented foods and beverages to ensure the health of the population. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Beverages en_US
dc.subject Traditional fermented foods en_US
dc.title Traditional fermented foods and beverages of Namibia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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