Saponins and phenolic content in plant dietary additives of a traditional subsistence community, the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania.

@article{Johns1999SaponinsAP,
  title={Saponins and phenolic content in plant dietary additives of a traditional subsistence community, the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania.},
  author={Timothy C. Johns and Rogasian LA Mahunnah and Pius Sanaya and Lynda Chapman and Tamara Ticktin},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Reports of plants added to milk and meat-based soups by the Maasai and Batemi in East Africa support a role for phenolic antioxidants and hypocholesterolemic agents in the diet, and provide explanation of the low incidence of cardiovascular disease of populations that traditionally consume high levels of dietary fat and cholesterol. Plant food additives used by the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania, were tabulated, based on interviews with 22 informants, while 17 specimens were collected… CONTINUE READING

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