Special Issue "Health Benefits of Soybean and other Grain Legumes"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Interests: development of innovative functional foods and dietary supplements from legumes for the prevention of chronic diseases and other pathologies; food protein analysis; dentification and development of innovative analytical methods for the quantification of low molecular weight bioactive components of foods
The mature seeds of the plants of the family Fabaceae, commonly known as “grain legumes” or “pulses”, are major foodstuffs in most countries and indispensable protein supplies for many populations. In addition, these seeds provide some health benefits, for example in the area of cardiovascular disease and diabetes prevention. The hypocholesterolemic activity of soybean protein is well known and supported by the health claim approval in numerous countries, but the consumption of this seed has other positive health outcomes that will be addressed in this special issue. Moreover, also other grain legumes contain useful bioactive small molecules, such as phytochemicals or antioxidants, and polymers. A special case is represented by grain legume proteins that can be hydrolysed to peptides characterized by a wide range of biological activities.
Prof. Anna Arnoldi
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- grain legume
- health benefit
- bioactive peptides
- antioxidant compounds
- prevention by diet