Dr. Eric Owusu Mensah


Dept: Food Science and Technology
Casely Hayford Building
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Room 6
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Milk and Cereal Fermentation, Kenkey Fermentation  Food microbiology, Product development, Sensory analysis, Packaging, and Shelf-life stu...~more

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    1. Mensah E.O, (2024). Mensah, Eric Owusu; Agbodeka, Comfort Yaa; Okyere, Faustina; Amoa-Owusu, Abigial; Osei-Wusu, Florence; Comfort, Frimpomaa (2024). Potential Utilisation of Two New Varieties of Phaseolus vulgaris in Yoghurt Manufacturing – Cell Press Multi-journal. Submitted.
    2. Eric Owusu Mensah, Peter Awuni. Incorporation of crude palm oil: Influence on physiochemical, carotenoid, and consumer acceptance of dark chocolate. Submiited Food Humanity - Authorea. May 03, 2024. FOOHUM-D-24-00279
      DOI: 22541/au.171474859.99226382/v1. Under review – Food Humnity
    3. Mensah, Eric Owusu and Asare Emmanual Boakye (2023), Improved Production Process Map and Safety of Millet-Based Fermented Beverage, JSFA Reports, Under review
    4. Isaac Kudomor, and Eric Owusu Mensah (2023) Thermal Degradation and Stability of Repeated Heated Palm Kernel Oil During Deep Frying of Different Food Commodities. Measurement:Food, (Reprint) underreview
    5. Yankey, S., Mensah, E.O., Ankar-Brewoo, G.M. and Ellis, W.O., 2023. Optimized fermentation conditions for Dragon Fruit Yogurt. Food and Humanity.1:343-348
    6. Matthew A. Achaglinkame, Eric Owusu-Mensah, Abena A. Boakye, Ibok Oduro, "Effect of Size and Drying Time on the Rehydration and Sensory Properties of Freeze-Dried Snails (Achatina achatina)", International Journal of Food Science, vol. 2020, Article ID 5714140, 5 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5714140
    7. Benard YadaGina Brown-GuediraAgnes AlajoGorrettie N. SsemakulaEric Owusu-MensahEdward E. CareyRobert O.M. Mwanga Craig Yencho, “Genetic analysis and association of simple sequence repeat markers with storage root yield, dry matter, starch and β-carotene content in sweetpotato”. Breeding Science 67: 140–150 doi:10.1270/jsbbs.16089
    8. Owusu-Mensah E, Oduro I, Ellis WO, Carey EE (2016). “Cooking Treatment Effects on Sugar Profile and Sweetness of Eleven-Released Sweet Potato Varieties”. J Food Process Technol 7: 580. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000580
    9. Mensah EO, Ibok O, Ellis WO, Carey EE (2016) Thermal Stability of β-Amylase Activity and Sugar Profile of Sweet-Potato Varieties during Processing. J Nutr Food Sci 6: 515. doi:10.4172/2155-9600.1000515
    10. Owusu-Mensah, I. Oduro, N. T. Dziedzoave and K. J. Sarfo (2011) mproving the malting qualities of rice malt. Amer. J. Exp. Agric. 1(4): 432-439.
    11. Owusu-Mensah,I. OduroK.J. Sarfo. “Steeping: A way of improving the malting of rice grain”. J. Food Biochem. 35 (2011) 80–91.


    1. Consumer participation in Ghana sweet-potato breeding program: The consumer preference approach (2015). ISTRC Guangxi, China
    2. Assessment of the Antioxidant Potential of Sweetpotato Peel Extract in Controlling Rancidity (2013). sweetpotatoknowledge.org
    3. Multilocational assessment of dry matter content and starch content of sweetpotato varieties (2012). Presented at ISTRC, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
    4. Temperature and time regimes determine stability of -amylase activity in sweetpotato roots (2013). Presented at APA, Kenya


    1. (2016) Carbohydrate composition and amylase activity of sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) root. PhD. Thesis submitted to Department of Food Science and Technology, KNUST, Ghana.
    2. (2008) The effect of steeping regimes and Gibberellic acid (GA3) on enzymatic activity of rice malt for the production of glucose syrup. MSc. Thesis submitted to Food Science and Technology Department, KNUST, Ghana
    3. (2003) Isolation and Culturing of Pure Wine Yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae var.ellipsoides from Cashew and Banana fruits. BSc. Thesis submitted to Department of Biology, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.


    1. Co-author of Nutritional and Health Aspects of Food in Western Africa (July, 2024). Edn Ogugua Charles Aworh and Patricia Gyaa Owusu. Academic Press, Elsevier. ISBN: 97804432773841
    2. Aduse-Poku, K., Nyinaku, F., Atiase, V., Awuah, R., Owusu Mensah, E., Nyantakyi, D., Owusu, H. K., & Agyenim Boateng, B. (2003). Improving Rural Livelihoods within the the Context of Sustainable Development: A case Study of the Goaso Forest Districthttp://www.tropenbos.org/file.php/296/livelihood.pdf
    3. 2006 Inland Valleys Rice Development Project – Group Formation and Development report for Easter and Central Regions under Ministry of Food and Agric., Ghana. 
    4. 2005 Citrus Processing at Birim central District Assembly, under Rural Enterprise Development Project of Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana, 2004   
    5. Community Forestry Management (Sustainable Support Schemes) - Akim Oda under Forestry Commission/Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
    6. 2003 Improving Rural Livelihoods Within the Context of Sustainable Development; A case study of the Goaso Forest District; TROPENBOS International, Kumasi, Ghana
    7. 2003 Shea Butter – The Cream of Life; Blessed Tree Ltd, Accra.


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