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Functional, bioactive, biochemical, and physicochemical properties of the Dolichos lablab bean

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Abstract

The underutilized Kenyan variety of Dolichos lablab bean seeds serves as a good source of nutrients. This study was undertaken for the first time to address the limited knowledge regarding the bioactive, biochemical, physicochemical, and functional properties of Dolichos lablab beans. Proximate analysis, mineral, total and free amino acid profiles, total protein, total dietary and profile of fiber, carotenoids and fat soluble vitamins, total phenolics, and total flavonoids were evaluated. The results clearly show that Dolichos lablab beans contain many health-promoting components, such as fiber, proteins, minerals, and numerous phytochemicals endowed with useful biological activities, that allow it to contribute in a relevant way to the daily intake of these nutrients.

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Submitted
03 Aug 2016
Accepted
16 Nov 2016
First published
17 Nov 2016

Food Funct., 2017,8, 872-880
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Functional, bioactive, biochemical, and physicochemical properties of the Dolichos lablab bean

H. M. Habib, S. W. Theuri, E. E. Kheadr and F. E. Mohamed, Food Funct., 2017, 8, 872
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01162D

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