Chemical composition of pigeon pea seeds

João Paulo Feijão Teixeira Dayse Soave Spoladore Nelson Raimundo Braga Eduardo Antonio Bulisani About the authors

Pigeon pea seeds, cv' Kaki either with light-yellow or orange testa pigments were analysed for protein, ether extract, total sugar and polysaccharides. Similar results were obtained for the two types of seeds. On the average the seeds had the following contents: protein - 23.11%; ether extract - 1.34%; total sugar - 9.46%; polysaccharides - 16.77%. The protein fraction had low levels of sulfured aminoacids, isoleucine, valine and threonine.

pigeon pea seeds; Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.; storage substances

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