Effect of detoxification of castor seed (Ricinus communis) protein isolate on its nutritional quality.

@article{Puttaraj1994EffectOD,
  title={Effect of detoxification of castor seed (Ricinus communis) protein isolate on its nutritional quality.},
  author={Shashikala Puttaraj and S Bhagya and Kotamballi N. Chidambara Murthy and N. Indrakumar Singh},
  journal={Plant foods for human nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          63-70
        }
}
Nutritional quality of the castor meal protein isolate detoxified using boiling and lime cum heat treatments was evaluated in experiments with rats. Chemical scores of both the treated isolates were similar, threonine being the first limiting amino acid. The calculated nutritional indices (essential amino acid index) and PER were higher for the boiled isolate (1.3) than that was for lime-cum-heat treated (0.86). Though, necropsy examination of organs did not reveal any abnormalities… CONTINUE READING