Special Issue "Food Legumes: Physicochemical and Nutritional Properties"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: analytical chemistry; polymer chemistry; food science
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Legumes are an important source of nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, water soluble vitamins, minerals). They play important role in chronic disease prevention. The beneficial effects of legumes are attributed to the presence of legume seeds starch with a low glycemic index, dietary fiber (soluble and insoluble), several classes of phenolic compounds, and oligosaccharides. Phenolic compounds of legumes possess strong antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Oligosaccharides, acting as prebiotics, modify intestinal microbiota.
Some of the bioactive compounds present in legumes (e.g., trypisin inhibitors, condensed tannins, lectins, phytates) also exhibit antinutritional effects—decreased protein digestibility and availability of mineral compounds. Technological processes (non-thermal and thermal processing, hydrolysis, fractionation) can modify the functional properties (emulsifying activity and stability, foaming properties, water holding capacity) of legumes and legume products, as well as modify the activity of bioactive compounds present in legume seeds.
Prof. Ryszard Amarowicz
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- Nutritional composition of legumes
- Phenolic compound and their activity
- Oligosacchaccharides and fiber
- Legume processing
- Physicochemical properties of legume starch and proteins
- Effect of processing on nutrients and bioactives