Bound niacin in sorghum and its availability

Carter, E.G.A. and Carpenter, K.J. (1981) Bound niacin in sorghum and its availability. Nutrition Research, 1 (6). pp. 571-579.

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Two varieties of Sorghum vulgare, milo and jowar, have been studied. Samples cooked at neutral pH gave total niacin values of 46 and 29 mg/kg, respectively, on an air-dry basis. In extracts made from these at neutral pH and fractionated after gel-filtration, most of the niacin was in high molecular weight (i.e., bound) forms. In a bioassay for niacin, the boiled milo gave a growth response equivalent to 34% of its total niacin being available to young rats. Sorghum has behaved similarly to other mature cereal grains in these tests of niacin availability

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2013 05:45
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 05:45
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