Novel feed and non-food uses of legumes

Frederick Stoddard
Posted: 21.06.2021
Legumes are, compared with cereals, rich in a range of secondary plant compounds. Legumes have evolved mechanisms to produce and concentrate these compounds to protect against pest and disease attack. The bioactivity of these compounds opens up non-food opportunities which are specific to legumes. This report also looks at non-traditional feed uses, such as whole-crop silage and fish feeds, examines some industrial uses of legumes in the bio-based economy, and concludes with a catalogue of recent demonstrations of the activities of bioactive compounds derived from legumes. A comprehensive gathering of such data would require hundreds of pages and thousands of references, and this document is intended to introduce the reader to the literature and present some of the more interesting highlights that are relevant in the context of European agriculture.
  • Frederick Stoddard
  • 2013
  • Legumes are, compared with cereals, rich in a range of secondary plant compounds. Legumes have evolved mechanisms to produce and concentrate these compounds to protect against pest and disease attack. The bioactivity of these compounds opens up non-food opportunities which are specific to legumes. This report also looks at non-traditional feed uses, such as whole-crop silage and fish feeds, examines some industrial uses of legumes in the bio-based economy, and concludes with a catalogue of recent demonstrations of the activities of bioactive compounds derived from legumes. A comprehensive gathering of such data would require hundreds of pages and thousands of references, and this document is intended to introduce the reader to the literature and present some of the more interesting highlights that are relevant in the context of European agriculture.

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  • 2013. Novel feed and non-food uses of legumes. Legume Hub. https://www.legumehub.eu

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Acknowledgement: Legume Futures has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant No. 245216.

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