Utilization of sorghum, wheat, and navy beans by human adults: protein metabolism

Obizoba, I.C. and Ezekwe, M.O. and Akaigwe, B.N. (1979) Utilization of sorghum, wheat, and navy beans by human adults: protein metabolism. Nutrition Reports International, 20 (3). pp. 291-301.

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In a preliminary study, 5 healthy college women, 19 to 25 years old, were given 4 diets with mixed plant protein similar in nitrogen content in which whole wheat flour (WF), 3 varieties of sorghum (Purdue normal (PN), high lysine (HLY) and Nigeria normal (NN)) and navy bean flour (B), in different combinations, provided 6.7 g N with 0.8 g N from foods low in N daily for 24 days. Mean daily N balances were 0.52, 0.90, 1.00 and 2.14 g, respectively, when WF:NN:HLY, WF:PN:B, WF:HLY and WF:HLY:PN diets supplied the N. The mixtures induced different N balances sufficiently positive to cover integumental losses. Mean N balance of women given diet WF:HLY:PN (1:1:2) was significantly different from that of women given WF:NN:HLY (14:3:3) diet. Replacement of 15% HLY with NN decreased N balance. Excretion of 3-methylhistidine in urine was not affected by treatment

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Nutrition, Virginia State University, PO Box 11, Petersburg, Va. 23803, USA
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 03:50
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 03:50
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/9034

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