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Prophylactic components of buckwheat.

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Prophylactic components of buckwheat.

Buckwheat has been grown for centuries and now it is one of the most important alternative crops and a valuable raw material for functional food production. Many nutraceutical compounds exist in buckwheat seeds and other tissues. It is a rich source of starch and contains many valuable compounds, such as proteins, antioxidative substances, trace elements and dietary fibre. Buckwheat proteins have unique amino acids composition with special biological activities. Besides high-quality proteins, buckwheat seed contain several components with healing benefits: flavonoids and flavones, phytosterols, fagopyrins and thiamin-binding proteins. The allergenic proteins and their derivatives are also present in the buckwheat seeds. For the food industry, the most attractive trend is development of new functional foods, but production of health benefit products has also perspective. In this review we focus on knowledge of protein composition and the other prophylactic compounds of buckwheat products.

Journal Title: Food research international.
Journal Volume/Issue: 2005, v. 38, no. 5
Main Author: Krkoskova, B.
Other Authors: Mrazova, Z.
Format: Article
Language: English
Subjects: buckwheat
Fagopyrum esculentum
Fagopyrum tataricum
health foods
food allergies
allergens
nutritive value
wheat protein
flavonoids
dietary fiber
nutrient content
carbohydrate content
lipid content
ash content
health promotion
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