Effect of diets containing dry beans (Phaseolus vulgaris, L.) on the rat excretion of endogenous nitrogen.


Wistar rats of 60.5 +/- 5.0 g fasted for 24 h were injected intraperitoneally with 10 microCi of [14C]glycine. One to two hours after injection the rats were fed a diet containing 10.53 +/- 0.75% protein provided by dry beans or casein, or a protein-free diet and submitted to a 4-d nitrogen balance. Radioactivity in the feces of rats fed casein, cooked… (More)


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