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dc.contributorThavarajah, Dilen_US
dc.contributorThavarajah, Pushparajahen_US
dc.contributorAgrawal, Shiv Kumaren_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Caseyen_US
dc.identifier.citationCasey Johnson, Dil Thavarajah, Pushparajah Thavarajah, Shiv Kumar Agrawal. (31/1/2014). Prebiotic Oligosaccharides, Resistant Starch and Sugar Alcohols in Lentils: Implications for Obesity, in "Oligosaccharides". New York, United States of America: Nove Science Publishers.en_US
dc.description.abstractImbalanced energy intake, coupled with low concentrations of bioactive compounds in foods, has fueled the rising epidemic of obesity and related non-communicable diseases. Currently, over 35% of American adults are obese, including nearly 17% of children and adolescents. In relation, chronic non-communicable diseases result in an estimated 36 million deaths globally each year. To combat these dietrelated disorders, support health, and contribute to overall sustainability of health care, it is important to develop foods that supply proper amounts of energy and nutrients. Lentil (Lens culinaris L.), a cool season food legume, is a good source of protein (20-30%), essential fatty acids, micronutrients, and prebiotic carbohydrates and elicits a low glycemic index. Carbohydrate profiles of lentil that contribute to healthful effects include prebiotics: raffinose-family oligosaccharides, fructooligosaccharides, sugar alcohols, and resistant starch. The book chapter will provide insights on prebiotic carbohydrates in lentil, including genetic diversity and growing environmental and processing effects. Additionally, the chapter will include a synopsis of health consequences associated with consumption of these important prebiotic carbohydrates, and, in closure, will discuss avenues of further research.en_US
dc.publisherNove Science Publishersen_US
dc.titlePrebiotic Oligosaccharides, Resistant Starch and Sugar Alcohols in Lentils: Implications for Obesityen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
cg.creator.idAgrawal, Shiv Kumar: 0000-0001-8407-3562en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerClemson Universityen_US
cg.contributor.centerNorth Dakota State University - NDSUen_US
cg.contributor.centerMayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - MAYO - MCCOMS - MCASOMen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes - GLen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Wheat - WHEATen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Fund for Agricultural Development - IFADen_US
cg.contributor.projectEnhanced small-holder wheat-legume cropping systems to improve food security under changing climate in the drylands of West Asia and North Africaen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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