Lizarazo, Clara; Santanen, Arja and Stoddard, Fred (2010) Nutritive quality of Finnish grown grain legumes. Paper at: Plant breeding and management for human nutrition - How we can produce more healthful crops and food products? NJF seminar 419, Forssa, Finland, 10-11 June 2010.
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Grain legumes have excellent nutritional quality that makes them a staple ingredient for feeding
ruminants, pigs and poultry. Legumes are known for their high protein content, and although
they are low in the sulphur-containing amino acids and tryptophan, they have a high content of
lysine; thus they are an ideal supplement to cereal-based diets and food products (Duranti &
Legumes have many beneficial effects in human diet.
There is potential and sufficient farmer interest to establish grain legume crops in the
Nordic-Baltic region through screening imported germplasm for adaptation. There are many
potential uses of legume seeds as functional ingredients, thus further research is needed to
design legume-supplemented food products. In addition, it is very important to publicize
their health benefits, to assure consumer acceptance.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||lupin, faba bean, nutritive value, contents|
|Subjects:||Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > Univ. Helsinki|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2011 07:55|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2011 07:55|
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