Legumes: Nutritional Value, Health Benefits and Management

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Phetole Mangena, PhD – Department of Biodiversity, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003030
DOI: 10.52305/WOFN2369

One of the most important scientific contributions to future generations that the current generation must leave to its successors is a protected, improved and sustainable genetic diversity of legume crop plants. This endeavor can be augmented by establishing efficiently analyzed morpho-physiological and molecular data that provide concrete insights that underline mechanisms playing a critical role in enabling crops to effectively react and respond to biotic and abiotic stresses. Research projects involving genetic improvement of legumes represents some of the advances and technologies aimed at providing new avenues to efficiently improve the growth and yield of these crops. This book consists of eight well-structured and written chapters which discuss different perspectives and management of legume crops. The book embodies a diversity of views, bringing new ideas and sharing new important original information involving cultivation, physiology, nutritional quality, medicinal benefits, traditional uses and in vivo priming for enhanced legume production. This book is intended for use as a reference book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, together with researchers in the field.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. General Introduction
Phetole Mangena
Department of Biodiversity, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, Republic of South Africa

Chapter 2. The Performance of Soybean as Influenced by Inoculation and Soil Moisture Conservation Techniques
Standford Thosago
Department of Plant Production, Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo, Republic of South Africa

Chapter 3. Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): Nutritional Value and Health Perspectives
Deyanira del Rosario Moguel-Concha¹, José Eduardo Borges-Martínez¹, Maria Stephanie Cid-Gallegos², Milagros Faridy Juárez-Chairez¹, Darío Iker Téllez-Medina¹, and Cristian Jiménez-Martínez¹
¹National Polytechnic Institute, National School of Biological Sciences,
Adolfo López Mateos Professional Unit, Zacatenco, Mexico City, Mexico
²Interdisciplinary Professional Biotechnology Unit, National Polytechnic Institute, Gustavo A. Madero Delegation, CDMX, Mexico

Chapter 4. Ethnobotanical Uses, Chemical Composition and Pest Management in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata l. Walp.)
Nyadzani Pirtunia Mushadu
Department of Biodiversity, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, Republic of South Africa

Chapter 5. Beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris): Nutrients, Consumption and Health Perspectives
Maria Stephanie Cid-Gallegos¹, Yolanda de las Mercedes Gómez-Gómez¹, Luis Jorge Corzo-Ríos¹, Xariss M. Sánchez-Chino², Milagros Faridy Juárez-Chairez³, Deyanira del Rosario Moguel-Concha³, José Eduardo Borges-Martínez³ and Cristian Jiménez-Martínez³
¹Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Biotecnología, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, CDMX, México
²Cátedra-CONACyT, Departamento de Salud, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur-Villahermosa, Tabasco, México
³Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, CDMX, México

Chapter 6. Runner Beans (Phaseolus Coccineus L.): Nutritional and Bioactive Compounds
Leticia X. López-Martínez
Coordinación de Tecnología de Alimentos de Origen Vegetal. Laboratorio de Antioxidantes y Alimentos Funcionales. CONACYT-CIAD, A.C. Hermosillo, Son, Mexico

Chapter 7. Health Implications of Plant Polyphenols Produced by Orphan Legumes for Chronic Ailments
Esmerald Khomotso Michel Sehaole
Department of Biodiversity, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, Republic of South Africa

Chapter 8. Potential, Constraints and Applications of Hormonal Seed Priming in Grain Legume Improvement
Nicente Danisile Mabasa
Department of Biodiversity, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, Republic of South Africa

List of Contributors

Index

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