The effect of supplementing with limiting amino acids on the nutritive value of the proteins of low cost balanced foods based on blends of cottonseed, peanut and chickpea flours and kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgare) or ragi (Eleusine coracana} or wheat

Daniel, V.A. and Desai, B.L.M. and Venkat Rao, S. and et al, . (1970) The effect of supplementing with limiting amino acids on the nutritive value of the proteins of low cost balanced foods based on blends of cottonseed, peanut and chickpea flours and kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgare) or ragi (Eleusine coracana} or wheat. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 2 (1). pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Weanling rats were given diets of either ragi, kaffir corn or wheat, to each of which were added cottonseed and chickpea. A fourth diet consisted of a mixture of wheat, peanut and chickpea. The proportions were cereal 65, cottonseed or peanut 25 and chickpea 15. Each diet was fortified with calcium, vitamins A and D and riboflavine. Tests were made of the effects of adding to each diet lysine and methionine, or lysine, methionine and threonine. Control groups of animals were fed on skim milk powder. The weight gained by the rats when the diets contained 10% protein, in relation to the amount of protein ingested (PER) was determined. The PER values of the diets ranged from 1.91 to 2.33 before supplementation and from 2.76 to 3.06 after supplementation with lysine, methionine and threonine, compared with a PER value of the skim milk powder diet of 3.00. G. R. Wadsworth

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India
Subjects: Plant Protection
Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Social Sciences > Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: Chickpea
Groundnut
Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 10:56
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 10:57
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/7469

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