Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2022

Béhibolo Antoinette YOBOUE épse GNAGO

Alassane Ouattara University (UAO), Ivory Coast

Title: Evaluation of the nutritional quality of red and refined palm oils marketed in Yamoussoukro (Côte d'Ivoire)


In order to define the nutritional quality of commercialized red and refined palm oils, palm oil samples conditioned or not with aluminum foils were placed in solar radiation for four weeks. Each week, the levels of peroxides, free and unsaturated fatty acids and then vitamins A and E were determined. From these analyzes, the proportions of peroxides and free fatty acids increased with solar exposure time of the oils. These rates ranged from 0.11 to 24.00 meq O2 / Kg (peroxides) and from 1.11 to 17.14 KOH / g (free fatty acids). Also, iodine index levels of palm oils decreased during sun exposure "95.11 - 3.22 g I / 100 g". In addition, vitamin A and E losses from palm oil samples increased with exposure time. These losses ranged from 0 to 94.49% for vitamin A and from 0 to 83.42% for vitamin E from the day of purchase of oils in the fourth week of sun exposure. However, the deterioration of nutritional quality was greater with red and refined palm oil samples unprotected with aluminum foils than those protected.


Yoboué Béhibolo Antoinette epse GNAGO obtained her doctorate at Félix Houphouët Boigny Polytechnic Doctoral School of Félix Houphouët Boigny National Polytechnic Institute in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. She is an assistant in Biochemistry-Nutrition at Alassane Ouattara University in Bouaké, Ivory Coast. She has six (6) articles already published. She is a post-doctoral student at higher school of agronomy (ESA) of the Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët Boigny in Yamoussoukro (INPHB), Ivory Coast, on project N° 28283/FIRCA/DE/DEA/DCCAPS .2020 entitled: "Characterization of Pepper from Côte d'Ivoire" of the Interprofessional Fund for Agricultural Research and Advice (FIRCA).