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The metabolism of nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus in children on a poor Indian diet based on bajra (Pennisetum typhoideum).

Kurien, P. P. and Swaminathan, M. and Subrahmanyan, V. (1961) The metabolism of nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus in children on a poor Indian diet based on bajra (Pennisetum typhoideum). Annals of Biochemistry and Experimental Medicine, 21. pp. 41-46.

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Abstract

Bajra (Penllisetum typhoidellm) is widely consumed as a staple food grain by millions of people in different parts of India (1). The whole grain is usually powdered and the flour made into unleavened bread or dumpling for consumption. The working classes generally prefer bajra to softer grains like rice because it is cheaper and considered to possess high sustaining qualities. The overall nutritive value of poor vegetarian diets based on bajra has been studied by certain groups of workers using the rat-growth method (2, 3). The results have shown that there was no significant difference between the growth-promoting value of poor vegetarian diets based on bajra or wheat (2). Metabolic studies in children carried out in India have been confined to diets based on rice, ragi and jowar (4-7). The present paper deals with the hitherto unreported studies on the metabolism of nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus in children on a poor Indian diet based on bajra.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: vegetarian diets, bajra, wheat, metabolism
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 12 Metabolism
600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 03 Child nutrition
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 09:54
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 09:54
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/6030

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