THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROCESSING METHODS OF VELVET BEANS (Mucuna pruriens) ON L-DOPA CONTENT, PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND BROILER CHICKEN PERFORMANCE

@inproceedings{Nyirenda2003THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT PROCESSING METHODS OF VELVET BEANS (Mucuna pruriens) ON L-DOPA CONTENT, PROXIMATE COMPOSITION AND BROILER CHICKEN PERFORMANCE},
  author={Darlison Nyirenda},
  year={2003}
}
Recurrent droughts and soil degradation have had an adverse impact on food security and have increased malnutrition in Zambia. This has necessitated the promotion of conservation farming and diversification of food production. Velvet beans (Mucuna pruriens) is a crop that offers excellent soil conditioning properties and produces large quantities of beans of high protein and energy content. However, the beans contain antinutrients, particularly L-Dopa, that limit their use as a food or feed in… CONTINUE READING

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