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Effects of Sodium Selenite and Germination on the Sprouting of Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) and Its Content of Selenium, Formononetin and Biochanin A in the Sprouts.
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PMID:  22101473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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To improve the nutritional value of chickpea food, selenium (Se)-rich chickpea sprouts were produced by germination of chickpea seeds for 6 days at 28 centigrade in the presence of various concentrations of Na(2)SeO(3) in germination solution. High concentrations of selenite were found to inhibit the growth of chickpea sprout and the biosynthesis of isoflavones formononetin and biochanin A. However, chickpea sprouts could tolerate up to ∼50 mg/L of Na(2)SeO(3), under which condition the product chickpea sprouts contained a high Se content (2.14 μg/g dry weight) and a moderate high content of isoflavones (601.56 μg biochanin A/g dry weight and 578.11 μg formononetin/g dry weight). Se was incorporated in chickpea sprout in the form of selenomethionine. Thus, Se-enriched chickpea sprouts may serve as a convenient dietary source of Se and of isoflavones, including formononetin and biochanin A.
Authors:
Ling Zhang; Qing Li; Xiaoda Yang; Zuoli Xia
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, Taishan Medical University, Tai'an, 271000, Shandong, People's Republic of China.
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