African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Control of ochratoxin A (OTA) in kunu zaki (a non-alcoholic beverage) using DaniellinTM

  Adegoke, G. O1*, Odeyemi, A. O.1, Hussien, O.1 and Ikheorah, J.2    
  1Department of Food Technology, University of Ibadan. Ibadan. Nigeria. 2Nigeria Stored Product Research Institute, Ibadan. Nigeria.    
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 April 2007
  •  Published: 30 April 2007



Kunu-zaki, a non-alcoholic beverage, was produced using modified traditional method incorporating DaniellinTM Treated samples kept for 5 days at ambient condition (26+-2 C) while untreated samples kept for only 1 day. Protein contents and calorific values of kunu-zakitreated with DaniellinTM (0.5 to 5.0%, w/v) were between 5.76 to 5.93% and 1606.47 to 1626.8 KJ/100g while values for untreated samples were 5.72% and 1547 KJ/100g respectively. Ochratoxin A (OTA) in raw materials used for kunu-zaki production was reduced from 50 mg/kg to <1.5 mg/kg with the incorporation of DaniellinTM at 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5%.


Key words: Ochratoxin A, kunu-zaki beverage, DaniellinTM, food safety.