Alternative Food/Feed Perspectives of an Underutilized Legume Mucuna pruriens var. Utilis—A Review

@article{Pugalenthi2005AlternativeFP,
  title={Alternative Food/Feed Perspectives of an Underutilized Legume Mucuna pruriens var. Utilis—A Review},
  author={M. Pugalenthi and V. Vadivel and P. Siddhuraju},
  journal={Plant Foods for Human Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={60},
  pages={201-218}
}
Mucuna pruriens var. utilis, an underutilized tropical legume has a nutritional quality comparable to soya beans and other conventional legumes as it contains similar proportions of protein, lipid, minerals, and other nutrients. The beans have been traditionally used as a food in a number of countries, viz., India, Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil, and Malawi. Recently, the velvet beans are exploited as a protein source in the diets of fish, poultry, pig, and cattle after subjected to… Expand
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