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Pulses And Legumes As Functional Foods

  title={Pulses And Legumes As Functional Foods},
  author={Seethalakshmi B},
Legumes and pulses have long been a part of traditional diets in Asia, Africa and South America, which include most of the world's developing countries. More than 1,000 species of legumes are known to be grown1. Of these, only 20 or so have been cultivated for use as food. They have been consumed as a rich source of protein supplementing the cereal or tuber-based diets and have an important role in human nutrition2•3. Some legumes such as ground nut and soybean are also good sources of oil. 

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