Effect of calorie restriction on the supplementary value of a protein food to poor vegetarian diets based on kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgare) and wheat

Desai, B.L.M. and Kurien, S. and Daniel, V.A. and et al, . (1970) Effect of calorie restriction on the supplementary value of a protein food to poor vegetarian diets based on kaffir corn (Sorghum vulgare) and wheat. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 2 (1). pp. 7-11.

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Abstract

Groups of 8 weanling rats were given poor vegetarian diets, based on sorghum or wheat, to supply 100, 80 or 60% of their energy requirements. The effect of supplementing the diets with 0.8 g Indian Multipurpose Food (a 31 blend of groundnut and chickpea flours fortified with Ca and vitamins) on growth was studied in experiments lasting for 4 weeks At all energy intakes growth increased with the protein supplement but the beneficial effect decreased with decreasing energy intake, the decrease being more with the sorghum than with the wheat diet. It is concluded that maximum benefit from protein supplements will only be obtained after any energy deficit is rectified.-K. M. H

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Central Food Technolological Research Institute, Mysore-2a
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Social Sciences > Postharvest Management > Food Technology

Crop Improvement
Divisions: Chickpea
Groundnut
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 03:22
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 03:23
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/7471

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