Functional Properties, Hydration Indices and Biochemical Constituents of Pigeon Pea Genotypes


  • Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Department of Food Technology, Hisar, 125001, India
  • CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Department of Plant Breeding, Hisar, 125 004, India
  • Fortis Escort Hospital, Amritsar, 141 003, India


Pulses are second to cereals as an important source of human food. They are meats of vegetable world and close to animal flesh in protein food value. Pulses are widely grown throughout the world and can play an important role in bridging the protein gap in solving protein energy malnutrition. In India, legume seeds are processed and consumed in a variety of forms and most common methods include soaking, cooking and dehulling. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.) also known as red gram, is widely used as a food source in India and Africa and constitutes 11.2 per cent of total pulse production in India.

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Food Science and Technology

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