Research Areas

The Department of Food Technology carries out research in the following thematic areas

  • Fatty acids characterization and determination of antioxidant vitamins in fish oils from tropical freshwaters.
  • Pesticide particularly, chlorinated and chlorophosphorus residues, in fish oils from tropical freshwaters
  • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin sources in Uganda for nutraceuticals; Exploring insects, plants and animal sources
  • Enzymatic processing of banana wine and juice
  • Pilot packaging of fresh vacuum sealed matooke (FREVASEMA) from Uganda for exports to overseas markets
  • Characterization of lactic acid bacteria and listeria species in traditionally fermented milks produced in Uganda
  • Developing an emergency food ration from locally available foods in response to disaster preparedness.
  • Assessment of microbiological and nutritional quality, and shelf life of unpasteurized juices.
  • Rum production from fermented molasses