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Health Benefits of Antioxidative Peptides Derived from Legume Proteins with a High Amino Acid Score

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Department of Food Biotechnology and Nutritional Sciences, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha P.O. Box 447, Tanzania
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Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, 8304 Minamiminowa, Kamiina, Nagano 399-4598, Japan
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Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Shinshu University, 8304 Minamiminowa, Kamiina, Nagano 399-4598, Japan
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Antioxidants 2021, 10(2), 316; https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10020316
Received: 30 December 2020 / Revised: 11 February 2021 / Accepted: 14 February 2021 / Published: 20 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Trends in Food-Derived Peptidic Antioxidants)
Legumes such as soybean, chickpea, lentil, cowpea, and mung bean, are valuable sources of protein with a high amino acid score and can provide bioactive peptides. This manuscript presents a review on legume-derived peptides, focusing on in vitro and in vivo studies on the potential antioxidative activities of protein hydrolysates and their characterization, amino acid sequences, or purified/novel peptides. The health implications of legume-derived antioxidative peptides in reducing the risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases are linked with their potent action against oxidation and inflammation. The molecular weight profiles and amino acid sequences of purified and characterized legume-derived antioxidant peptides are not well established. Therefore, further exploration of legume protein hydrolysates is necessary for assessing the potential applications of antioxidant-derived peptides in the functional food industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: legume; soybean; chickpea; lentil; cowpea; mung bean; antioxidant peptides; health benefits; amino acids legume; soybean; chickpea; lentil; cowpea; mung bean; antioxidant peptides; health benefits; amino acids
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Matemu, A.; Nakamura, S.; Katayama, S. Health Benefits of Antioxidative Peptides Derived from Legume Proteins with a High Amino Acid Score. Antioxidants 2021, 10, 316. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10020316

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Matemu A, Nakamura S, Katayama S. Health Benefits of Antioxidative Peptides Derived from Legume Proteins with a High Amino Acid Score. Antioxidants. 2021; 10(2):316. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10020316

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Matemu, Athanasia, Soichiro Nakamura, and Shigeru Katayama. 2021. "Health Benefits of Antioxidative Peptides Derived from Legume Proteins with a High Amino Acid Score" Antioxidants 10, no. 2: 316. https://doi.org/10.3390/antiox10020316

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