Nutritional and Antinutritional Characteristics of Seven South Indian Wild Legumes

  title={Nutritional and Antinutritional Characteristics of Seven South Indian Wild Legumes},
  author={V. Vadivel and K. Janardhanan},
  journal={Plant Foods for Human Nutrition},
Seeds from seven species of wild legumes of the South India were analyzed for proximate composition, mineral profiles, amino acid profiles of total seed protein, in vitro protein digestibility, and certain antinutritional factors to assess their potential as alternative sources of protein crops. The major findings of the study were as follows: crude protein ranged from 20.3 to 35.0%, crude lipid 3.1–9.6%, crude fiber 5.9–12.1%, ash 2.7–5.1%, and carbohydrates 49.2–61.8%. Minerals viz., sodium… Expand
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