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NMR Based Metabolomic Analysis of Health Promoting Phytochemicals in Lentils

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Agriculture Research Victoria, 5 Ring Road, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
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School of Applied Systems Biology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, VIC 3083, Australia
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Agriculture Research Victoria, 110 Natimuk Road, Horsham, VIC 3400, Australia
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Metabolites 2019, 9(8), 168; https://doi.org/10.3390/metabo9080168
Received: 24 April 2019 / Revised: 5 August 2019 / Accepted: 5 August 2019 / Published: 13 August 2019
Lentils are a high-protein plant food and a valuable source of human nutrition, particularly in the Indian subcontinent. However, beyond sustenance, there is evidence that the consumption of lentils (and legumes in general) is associated with decreased risk of diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Lentils contain health-promoting phytochemicals, such as trigonelline and various polyphenolics. Fourteen lentil genotypes were grown at three locations to explore the variation in phytochemical composition in hulls and cotyledons. Significant differences were measured between genotypes and environments, with some genotypes more affected by environment than others. However, there was a strong genetic effect which indicated that future breeding programs could breed for lentils that product more of these health-promoting phytochemicals. View Full-Text
Keywords: lentil; Lens culinaris; trigonelline; kaempferol; catechin; raffinose; ciceritol; hulls; cotyledon lentil; Lens culinaris; trigonelline; kaempferol; catechin; raffinose; ciceritol; hulls; cotyledon
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Rochfort, S.; Vassiliadis, S.; Maharjan, P.; Brand, J.; Panozzo, J. NMR Based Metabolomic Analysis of Health Promoting Phytochemicals in Lentils. Metabolites 2019, 9, 168.

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