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Physiological effects of dietary fibre of some Indian foods in rats.

Saraswathi, G. and Sundaravalli, O. E. and Shurpalekar, K. S. (1983) Physiological effects of dietary fibre of some Indian foods in rats. Qualitas Plantarum Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 33 (1). pp. 243-249.

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Abstract

The physiological effects of ragi (Eleusine coracana), mature dry cowpea (Vigna catjang), brinjal (Solanum melangena) and guava (Psidium guajava) and fractions of ragi and cowpea given to rats were studied. All the materials except ragi starch increased faecal weight with a concomitant decrease in the transit time (TT). The cotyledon portion of cowpea was more effective in decreasing TT than the testa. Whole cowpea and brinjal changed the caecal volume and content. Digestibility of fibre from the test materials showed a wide variation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fibre-; diets-; transit-time; digestibility-
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 18 Processed foods > 01 Dietary Fiber
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 04:02
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 04:02
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/8559

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