Influence of Germination On the Nutritional Quality of Lentil Seeds

Influence of germination on the nutritional quality of lentil seeds.
Z Lebensm Unters Forsch 1985 Oct;181(4):318-20
el-Mahdy AR, Moharram YG, Abou-Samaha OR.

The effect of germination on the nutritional quality of two varieties of lentil seeds was studied. It was found that germination improved the nutritive value by reducing haemagglutinins, trypsin inhibitor activities, tannins, and pentosans, and by increasing the in vitro protein digestibility, nitrogen solubility and FAAN. Except for Fe, ash and other minerals were not affected. The changes in these properties were more pronounced in Giza (9) variety than Syrian type.