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Nutritional utilization by the rat of diets based on lentil (Lens culinaris) seed meal or its fractions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12105972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The nutritional effects in the rat of raw lentil meal or its fractions have been evaluated in three feeding trials. Growth, gain/feed ratio, apparent N digestibility, and N retention were significantly (p < 0.05) reduced by the inclusion of whole lentil meal, dehulled lentil meal, or ethanol-extracted lentil meal as the sole source of protein in the diet. Pure lentil lectin and lectin-depleted albumin proteins had no significant negative effect on nutritional performance. In contrast, growth, gain/feed ratio, protein conversion efficiency, N digestibility, and N retention were significantly (p < 0.05) reduced by diets containing lentil globulins or lentil hulls. The poor nutritional quality of raw lentil meal for rats is therefore likely to be primarily due to the combined effects of these two components.
Carmen Cuadrado; George Grant; Luis A Rubio; Mercedes Muzquiz; Susan Bardocz; Arpad Pusztai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-10     Completed Date:  2002-08-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4371-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Tecnología de Alimentos, SGIT-INIA, Apartado 8111, 28080 Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition
Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage,  metabolism
Feces / chemistry
Food Handling
Lens Plant*
Nitrogen / metabolism,  urine
Nutritive Value*
Plant Proteins / metabolism
Weight Gain
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Plant Proteins; 7727-37-9/Nitrogen

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