Mohammad Manjur Shah

Parasitology is an established discipline that covers a wide area of subjects, ranging from the basics (study of life cycle, ecology, epidemiology, taxonomy, biodiversity, etc) to the advanced and applied aspects (human and animal related, although control aspect remains the most important task). There is a great scarcity in the amount of available literature that is freely accessible to anyone interested in the subject. This book was conceptualized with this in mind.

Pisum sativum: Cultivation, Functional Properties and Health Benefits

The pea Pisum sativum are rich in proteins and dietary fiber and contribute considerably to the total dietary protein requirements. Peas are abundant in complex carbohydrates giving rise to food with a low glycemic index. Peas are hypolipidemic. Fiber in peas contains more amylose than amylopectin and is antihyperglycemic. Peas can be used in processed foods such as bakery products, bread, snack foods, soups, and tortillas. Because of their nutritious value, it has been suggested that peas be included in snack foods, baby food, and sports food. This book discusses the cultivation of Pisum sativum as well as it’s functional properties and health benefits.

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