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Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2018 Jun;73(2):108-115. doi: 10.1007/s11130-018-0660-7.

Nutritional Value of Commercial Protein-Rich Plant Products.

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1
Natural Resources Institute, 20520, Turku, Finland. pirjo.mattila@luke.fi.
2
Natural Resources Institute, 31600, Jokioinen, Finland.

Abstract

The goal of this work was to analyze nutritional value of various minimally processed commercial products of plant protein sources such as faba bean (Vicia faba), lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), rapeseed press cake (Brassica rapa/napus subsp. Oleifera), flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum), oil hemp seed (Cannabis sativa), buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), and quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). Basic composition and various nutritional components like amino acids, sugars, minerals, and dietary fiber were determined. Nearly all the samples studied could be considered as good sources of essential amino acids, minerals and dietary fiber. The highest content of crude protein (over 30 g/100 g DW) was found in faba bean, blue lupin and rapeseed press cake. The total amount of essential amino acids (EAA) ranged from 25.8 g/16 g N in oil hemp hulls to 41.5 g/16 g N in pearled quinoa. All the samples studied have a nutritionally favorable composition with significant health benefit potential. Processing (dehulling or pearling) affected greatly to the contents of analyzed nutrients.

KEYWORDS:

Buckwheat; Faba bean; Flaxseed; Hemp seed; Lupin; Nutrients; Quinoa; Rapeseed press cake

PMID:
29500810
PMCID:
PMC5956054
DOI:
10.1007/s11130-018-0660-7
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