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Limiting amino acids in horse gram (Dolichos biflorus)

Khader, V. and Venkat Rao, S. (1986) Limiting amino acids in horse gram (Dolichos biflorus). Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 23 (6). pp. 158-164.

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Abstract

Limiting amino acids in horse gram were determined from measurement of plasma amino acid (PAA) scores and ratios after feeding cooked whole horse gram to weanling rats. Effect of amino acid supplementation on the PER of whole and dehusked gram was investigated. Results showed that methionine was the major limiting amino acid in horse gram protein as judged by PAA scores and growth response of weanling rats. Threonine and tryptophan were the other minor limiting amino acids. The PER of whole and dehusked horsegram improved from 1.3 to 2.3 and 1.4 to 2.8 resp. on supplementation with methionine. Dehusking reduced the cooking time significantly from 90 to 30 min.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: LEGUMES-; horse gram proteins, amino acids limiting in; AMINO-ACIDS; NUTRITIONAL-VALUES; PROTEINS-VEGETABLE; METHIONINE-; horse gram proteins, methionine deficiency in
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 16 Nutritive value > 02 Amino acids
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 22 Legumes-Pulses
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 06:25
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2016 13:08
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1963

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