The North African Journal of Food and Nutrition Research (NAJFNR) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal, with no publication and submission charges, costs or fees. The NAJFNR is endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research under the authority of General-Directorate (DGRSDT) (www.dgrsdt.dz). The NAJFNR is sponsored by the journal founders (Pr. Meghit Boumediene KHALED and Dr. Mustapha DIAF) and Health & Environment Research Laboratory. The journal is committed to the rapid publication of the latest laboratory and clinical findings in all fields of human nutrition and food sciences. Original research, review, case reports, hypothesis formation, expert opinion, and commentaries are all considered for publication. The primary purpose of NAJFNR is to act as a source of information usable by researchers and practitioners to increase their knowledge about nutrition and its development in developing countries and primarily in North African ones. Articles published in The North African Journal of Food and Nutrition Research are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. © 2017 The Authors.