Legumes: Types, Nutritional Composition and Health Benefits

Hiroto Satou (Editor)
Ren Nakamura (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies, Food Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC003030


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In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the types, nutritional composition and health benefits of legumes. Topics discussed include legumes (Bituminaria bituminosa) for grazing and health; nutritional characterization of wild legumes (lathyrus and vicia genera); legumes leading the war against “Diabesity-the obesity-diabetes epidemic”; soybeans nutritional profile and implications for nutrition and health effects; fermentation of lesser known legumes; dark and bright facets of nutritional value of grass pea (lathyrus sativus L.) seeds; lentils (Lens culinaris L.) and their link to better human health; Medicago truncatula as a model organism to study the biology of agriculturally important legume crops; antihypertensive potential of protein hydrolysates from Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens); use of the herbicide Roundup on soil metals lability and on radish metal uptake; chemical and structural composition of arabinogalactan proteins (AGP) of mesquite (Prosopsis spp); common bean as an emerging model grain legume; the health benefits of legumes; and current update in methodologies for extraction and analysis of proteins and isoflavones. (Imprint: Nova)


Legumes for Grazing and Health: The Case of Bituminaria bituminosa
(María Pazos-Navarro, Mercedes Dabauza, Enrique Correal, David J. Walker, José A. del Río, Ana Ortuño, Pilar Méndez, Arnoldo Santos, Segundo Ríos, Vanessa Martínez-Frances, Daniel Real, Department of Natural Resources, IMIDA, C/Mayor s/n, 30150 La Alberca, Murcia, Spain, and others)

Nutritional Characterization of Wild Legumes (Lathyrus and Vicia Genera)
(Elena Pastor-Cavada, Julio E. Pastor, Rocío Juan, Javier Vioque, Instituto de la Grasa (C.S.I.C.), Sevilla, Spain, and others)

Legumes Leading the War against “Diabesity-the Obesity-Diabetes Epidemic”: An Overview
(Rocio Campos-Vega, B. Dave Oomah, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña, Haydé Azeneth Vergara-Castañeda, Programa de Posgrado en Alimentos del Centro de la República (PROPAC), Research and Graduate Studies in Food Science, School of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Querétaro, Qro, México, and others)

Soybean: Overview of the Nutritional Profile and the Implications for Nutrition and Health Effects
(I. Mateos-Aparicio, A. Redondo-Cuenca, M.D. Tenorio-Sanz, Departamento de Nutrición y Bromatología II. Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Fermentation of Lesser Known Legumes
(E.O. Farinde, S.B. Fasoyiro, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan, Nigeria)

Dark and Bright Facets of the Nutritional Value of Grass Pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) Seeds
(Angela R. Piergiovanni, Venturino Bisignano, Giambattista Polignano, Lucia Lioi, Istituto di Genetica Vegetale (IGV-CNR), Bari, Italy)

Lentils (Lens culinaris L.): Linking Whole Foods for Better Human Health
(Dil Thavarajah, Pushparajah Thavarajah, Shiv Kumar, School of Food Systems, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA, and others)
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Medicago truncatula: A Model Organism to Study the Biology of Agriculturally Important Legume Crops
(Mauricio Alberto Reynoso, Virginia Savy, Marcos Lancia, Karen Hobecker, Flavio Blanco, María Eugenia Zanetti, Instituto de Biotecnología y Biología Molecular - Facultad de Ciencias Exactas-Universidad Nacional de La Plata - CCT La Plata CONICET, La Plata, Argentina)

Antihypertensive Potential of Protein Hydrolysates from the Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)
(Maira Segura-Campos, Saulo Galicia-Martínez, Luis Chel-Guerrero, David Betancur-Ancona, Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Tablaje Catastral, Chuburná de Hidalgo Inn, Mérida, Yucatán, México)

Use of Herbicide (Roundup®): Potential Influence on Soil Metals Lability and on Radish Metal Uptake
(Fabienne Baraud, Lydia Leleyter, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Unité de Recherche Aliments Bioprocédés Toxicologie Environnements (UR ABTE) EA, Caen, France)

Chemical and Structural Composition of Arabinogalactan Proteins (AGP) of the Mesquite (Prosopis spp)
(Yolanda L. López-Franco, Faviola Bainori-Vasquez, Ana K. Sánchez Castañeda, Karla Martínez-Robinson, Tomás Madera-Santana, Alma Rosa Toledo-Guillén, Jaime Lizardi-Mendoza, CTAOA, Biopolymers Group, Research Center for Food and Development, (CIAD, A.C.), Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and others)

Common Bean as an Emerging Model Grain Legume
(Virginia Dalla Via, Carolina Rípodas, Joaquín Clúa, Candela Narduzzi, Mauricio Reynoso, Mario Aguilar, María Eugenia Zanetti, Flavio Blanco, Instituto de Biotecnología y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CCT-La Plata, CONICET, La Plata, Argentina)

Health Benefits of Legumes
(T.B. Ng, C.C.W. Ng, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong)

Current Update in Methodologies for Extraction and Analysis of Proteins and Isoflavones
(Savithiry S. Natarajan, Devanand L. Luthria, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USDA-ARS, Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, Food Composition and Methods Development Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA)


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