International Journal of Agricultural Sciences

International Journal of Agricultural Sciences ISSN: 2167-0447 Vol. 13 (4), pp. 001-003, April, 2023. © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

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.

Accepted 11 April, 2022


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-zaki treated 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.