Nutritional Composition

Nutritional Composition Nutritional composition, processing, and utilization of horse gram and moth bean. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 1985;22(1):1-26 Kadam SS, Salunkhe DK. Horse gram and moth bean are the unexploited legumes of the tropics and subtropics grown mostly under dry-land agriculture. The chemical composition is comparable with commonly cultivated legumes. Like other legumes, these are deficient in methionine and tryptophan. Horse gram is an excellent source of iron and molybdenum. Comparatively, horse gram seeds have higher trypsin inhibitor and hemagglutinin activities and polyphenols than moth bean seeds. Dehusking, germination, cooking, and roasting have been shown to produce beneficial effects on nutritional quality of both the legumes. Both the legumes require prolonged cooking to obtain product of acceptable nature. A soak solution (1.5% NaHCO3 + 0.5% Na2CO3 + 0.75% citric acid) treatment has been shown to reduce cooking time and improve protein quality. Moth bean is mostly consumed as dhal or sprouts. The whole seeds of horse gram are generally utilized as cattle feed. However, it is consumed as a

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Cereal Sprouts

Cereal Sprouts Cereal sprouts: composition, nutritive value, food applications. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 1980;13(4):353-85. Lorenz K. The practice of sprouting of cereal grains has become popular in the western world. Sprouted grains are thought of as having exceptional nutritive value. Sprouting is easy and can be done without sophisticated equipment. Untreated seeds of good quality and high germination percentage are placed in an environment of adequate water, a desirable temperature, and a certain composition of gases in the atmosphere for several days for sprouting. The sprouts can be kept for a few days to over a week under refrigeration. They can be used in many different foods including breakfast items, salads, soups, casseroles, pasta, and baked products. Sprouting of grains causes increased enzyme activity, a loss of total dry matter, an increase in total protein, a change in amino acid composition, a decrease in starch, increases in sugars, a slight increase in crude fat and crude fiber, and slightly higher amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. Most of the

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Vanadium

Vanadium Vanadium-enriched chickpea sprout ameliorated hyperglycemia and impaired memory in streptozotocin-induced diabetes rats. Biometals. 2008 Oct;21(5):563-70. Epub 2008 Apr 23 Mao X, Zhang L, Xia Q, Sun Z, Zhao X, Cai H, Yang X, Xia Z, Tang Y. Department of Physiology, Shandong University School of Medicine, Wenhua Xi Road, Jinan, Shandong 250012, People's Republic of China.   Vanadium compounds have been recognized for their hypoglycemic effects; however, potential short and long-term vanadium toxicity has slowed the acceptance for therapeutic use. In the present work, three batches of vanadium-enriched chickpea sprout (VCS) were prepared by incubating chickpea seeds in presence of 200, 100, and 50 microg/ml of sodium orthovanadate (SOV). The effects of oral administration of chickpea sprout (CS) and VCS food for 8 weeks on streptozotocin-induced (STZ) diabetic rats were investigated. Both CS and VCS food was found to ameliorate some hyperglycemic symptoms of the diabetic rats, i.e. improve lipid metabolism, decrease blood glucose level, prevent body weight loss, and reduce impairment of diabetic related spatial learning and memory. Serum

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Sulforaphane Inhibits 4

Sulforaphane Inhibits 4 Sulforaphane Inhibits 4-Aminobiphenyl-induced DNA Damage in Bladder Cells and Tissues. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Sep 1. Ding Y, Paonessa JD, Randall KL, Argoti D, Chen L, Vouros P, Zhang Y.Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, 14263, USA.   Abstract Sulforaphane (SF) is a well known chemopreventive phytochemical and occurs in broccoli and to a lesser extent in other cruciferous vegetables, whereas 4-aminobiphenyl (ABP) is a major human bladder carcinogen and is present at significant levels in tobacco smoke. Here, we show that SF inhibits ABP-induced DNA damage in both human bladder cells in vitro and mouse bladder tissue in vivo, using dG-C8-ABP as a biomarker, which is the predominant ABP-DNA adduct formed in human bladder cells and tissues. SF activates Nrf2, which is a well-recognized chemopreventive target, and activates the Nrf2-regulated cytoprotective signaling pathway. Comparison between wild type mice and mice without Nrf2 shows that Nrf2 activation is required by SF for inhibition of ABP-induced DNA damage. Moreover, Nrf2 activation by SF

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Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life

Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life Broccoli Sprouts Eaten During Pregnancy May Provide Children with Life-long Protection against Heart Disease - U of S Study University of Saskatchewan News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Tuesday, January 31, 2006   Eating broccoli sprouts during pregnancy may provide your kids with life-long protection against cardiovascular disease, according to a research team led by Bernhard Juurlink at the University of Saskatchewan.   Using pregnant rats, the researchers found that not only did the broccoli sprouts improve the mothers' health, they also seem to improve the health of their offspring into adulthood - even if the babies never tasted a sprout.   "We looked at the offspring up to six months later and even on a normal diet, they were in better health than their mothers," says Juurlink, a professor in the U of S anatomy and cell biology department.   The findings are published in the journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).The work is a

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Seed Nutrition

Seed Nutrition Health Benefits of Sprouts Steve Meyerowitz Sprouts have long been famous as "health food" but recent research shows that in addition to being a superb source of nutrients, they also have important curative ability. Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, clover and soybean contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals (plant compounds) that can protect us against disease. Studies on canavanine, an amino acid analog in alfalfa, has demonstrated benefit for pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers. Plant estrogens are also abundant in sprouts. They increase bone formation and density and prevent bone breakdown or osteoporosis. They are also helpful in controlling hot flashes, menopause, PMS and fibrocystic breast tumors. Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Animal studies prove their benefit in arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon. The saponin content of alfalfa sprouts multiplies

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Sprouts and Hypertension

Sprouts and Hypertension Sprouts can play an important role in the lives of those who suffer from hypertension. Our research archive contains the latest thinking on the subject. "Dietary Approach to Attenuate Oxidative Stress, Hypertension, and Inflammation in the Cardiovascular System", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, PNAS, May 4, 2004, vol. 101, no. 18, 7094-7099, Medical Sciences, Lingyun Wu , M. Hossein Noyan Ashraf*, Marina Facci, Rui Wang, Phyllis G. Paterson , Alison Ferrie and Bernhard H. J. Juurlink. "Role of glucoraphanin/sulfurophane from broccoli and broccoli sprouts in protection against cancer and other oxidative and degenerative diseases" 2005 IFT Annual Meeting, July 15-20 - New Orleans, Louisiana, Session 45, Health benefits of fruits and vegetables: Biological activity of phytonutrients, J. W. Fahey.

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Sprouts and Cardiovascular Disease

Sprouts and Cardiovascular Disease Dietary approaches to cardiovascular disease are receiving a lot of attention in the research community and our collection of further research has the information you need in a single, convenient location. "Broccoli sprouts powder could improve serum triglyceride and oxidized LDL/LDL-cholesterol ratio in type 2 diabetic patients: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial." Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 Feb 8. Bahadoran Z, Mirmiran P, Hosseinpanah F, Rajab A, Asghari G, Azizi F. Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. "Content and Composition of Isoflavonoids in Mature or Immature Beans and Bean Sprouts Consumed in Japan",  Journal of Health Science, 47(4) 394-406 (2001), Yumiko Nakamura,* Akiko Kaihara, Kimihiko Yoshii, Yukari Tsumura, Susumu Ishimitsu, and Yasuhide Tonogai, Division of Food Chemistry, National Institute of Health Sciences, Osaka Branch, 1-1-43 Hoenzaka, Chuo-ku, Osaka 540- 0006, Japan. Dietary histone deacetylase inhibitors: From cells to mice to man. Semin Cancer Biol. 2007 May 5; Dashwood RH, Ho E. Linus Pauling Institute, Department of Environmental

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Data on the Nutritional Value of Sprouts

Resources - Data on the Nutritional Value of Sprouts We've gathered nutrient data for a wide variety of sprouts. Our sprout nutritional data charts include info on fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins, lipids (fat) and more. Nutritional Information Related to Sprouts We thank our good friends at the USDA for the following sprout nutrition information. Access nutrition data for sprouts by clicking on the links below. Alfalfa Sprouts Kidney Bean Sprouts Kidney Bean Sprouts, boiled & drained Kidney Bean Sprouts, boiled with salted & drained Lentil Sprouts Lentil Sprouts, stir fried Lentil Sprouts, stir fried with salt Mung Bean Sprouts Mung Bean Sprouts, canned & drained Mung Bean Sprouts, boiled & drained Mung Bean Sprouts, boiled with salt & drained Mung Bean Sprouts, stir fried Navy Bean Sprouts Navy Bean Sprouts, boiled & drained Navy Bean Sprouts, boiled with salt & drained Pea Sprouts Pea Sprouts, boiled & drained Pea Sprouts, boiled with salt & drained Pinto Bean Sprouts Pinto Bean Sprouts, boiled & drained Pinto Bean Sprouts, boiled with salt

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Buckwheat Sprout Nutrients

Buckwheat Sprout Nutrients Aqua-culture improved buckwheat sprouts with more abundant precious nutrients and hypolipidemic activity. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009 Jun 30:1-14. Peng CC, Chen KC, Yang YL, Lin LY, Peng RY. School of Physical Therapy. Nutritional values of buckwheat reach maximum on day 8 sprouting by solid-phase cultivation (BSSC). The precious nutrients surveyed included linolenic acid, total polyphenolics, rutin, quercetin, l-ascorbic acid and gamma-aminobutyric acid. To investigate whether a change of cultivation method could improve the nutritional status, we performed aquaculture. By performing chemical, biochemical and animal experiments, we found that maximization of nutrient levels in aquacultured buckwheat sprouts (BSAQ) occurred 2 days earlier than those from BSSC. Simultaneously, their bioactivities were much enhanced, being superior to BSSC regarding antioxidative, free radical scavenging (FRS), anti-low-density lipoprotein lipoperoxidative capabilities and hypolipidemic bioactivity with respect to serum total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in Syrian hamsters. In addition, serum low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and the ratios LDL-C/HDL-C and total cholesterol/HDL-C were all more efficiently suppressed by BSAQ

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