Effect of Callosobruchus chinensis (Bruchid) infestation on antinutritional factors in stored legumes.

Abstract

Effect of bruchid infestation on selected antinutritional factors, saponin, phytic acid and trypsin inhibitor activities, of three (mung bean, chickpea and pigeon pea) legumes stored for six months was studied. The three antinutritional factors, saponin, phytic acid and trypsin inhibitor activity (TIA), increased with increased storage period. Saponin, phytic acid and trypsin inhibitor activity values were significantly lower in control samples compared to stored infested samples. The difference between the contents of antinutritional factors were significant (p < 0.05) during different storage periods.

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@article{Modgil1997EffectOC, title={Effect of Callosobruchus chinensis (Bruchid) infestation on antinutritional factors in stored legumes.}, author={Rajni Modgil and Uma Mahanta Mehta}, journal={Plant foods for human nutrition}, year={1997}, volume={50 4}, pages={317-23} }