Tropical grain legumes as important human foods

Singh, U and Singh, B (1992) Tropical grain legumes as important human foods. Economic Botany, 46 (3). pp. 310-321. ISSN 1874-9364

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Grain legumes continue to occupy an important place in human nutrition as sources of protein, vitamins and minerals. From a nutritional point of view chickpea, pigeonpea, mung bean, urd bean, cowpea, lentil, soybean and peanut are the important grain legumes for the millions of people in semi-arid and tropical regions of many Asian and African countries. These legumes are used in various food forms after suitable processing depending on the regions of their production and consumption. Such aspects as production and consumption, processing and food uses, chemical composition, and effects of processing on the nutritive value of these legumes are the important topics of this paper. To enhance their utilization, new potential and diversified food uses have been highlighted. Future research needs and priority areas are listed to improve their utilization and nutritional quality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food grain legumes, protein sources, pulses
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Depositing User: Mr Charan Sai Ch
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2011 04:48
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2011 05:13
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Funders: United States Agency for International Development
Acknowledgement: This contribution was partly supported by USAID Grant No. Dan 4048-G-SS-2065-OD
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