Natural sources of health-promoting starch

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A total of 248 plant foods were screened for the presence of resistant starch type 3 (RS3). Samples analysed included cereals (barley, wheat, rye triticale, tritordeum, oats), pseudocereals (buckwheat, millets, sorghum, quinoa, amaranth) and legumes (peas, lentils, kidney beans, soybeans, chickpeas and faba beans). RS3 concn. were also determined in 10 commercial cereal products. Highest average RS3 concn. in cereals, pseudocereals and legumes were (g/kg): 52.8 (triticale); 37.9 (buckwheat); and 82.7 (peas). Concn. found in commercial cereal products ranged from 2.3 to 26.7 g/kg. Cultivars identified as natural sources of health-promoting RS3 were: triticale (cv. Kendo, Pinokio, Presto, Tricolor), rye (Dankowskie Nove, Esprit), wheat (Boka), buckwheat (Pyra), chickpea (Alfa), kidney beans (Fabia, Ultima), peas (Elkan, Gloriosa, Zazrak z Kelvedonu), faba beans (Omar) and lentils (Renka).




Mikul??kov??, D., & Kraic, J. (2006). Natural sources of health-promoting starch. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 45(2), 69–76.

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