Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 5

Associations of Vegetable and Fruit Consumption and Self-Rated Health Status among Brazilian Adults

D’Amore-Barleta Carla1 and Guzmán-Alvarez Romel2*

1Postgraduate Program in Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Central University of Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela
2Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Apartado Postal, Los Chaguaramos, Caracas, Venezuela

*Corresponding Author: Guzmán-Alvarez Romel, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Apartado Postal, Los Chaguaramos, Caracas, Venezuela.

Received: April 11, 2023; Published: April 28, 2023

Abstract

Erythrina edulis is a leguminous tree (Fabaceae) found mainly in western Venezuela. Its use has been directed to supplement the diet of ruminants, horses, and pigs, among other grazing animals. However, in recent years its potential nutritional properties have favored its use in human nutrition, finding a diversity of options in which it can be consumed. This paper uses official analysis and research methodologies to show the physical characterization of Venezuelan chachafruto pods and grains. Likewise, its potential to convert it into flour and protein isolate, evaluating their nutritional properties.

Keywords: Erythrina edulis; Chachafruto; Aminoacids; Legume Flour; Protein Meal; Protein Digestibility

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Citation

Citation: D’Amore-Barleta Carla and Guzmán-Alvarez Romel. “Physical Characterization of Erythrina edulis (chachafruto) Fruits and Nutritional Composition of Derived by-Products".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 7.5 (2023): 96-101.

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Copyright: © 2023 D’Amore-Barleta Carla and Guzmán-Alvarez Romel. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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