Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Legume Seed Nutraceutical Research

Edited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)


Alfonso Clemente

Spanish National Research Council

Legumes are a main source of nitrogen-rich edible seeds and constitute a major source of food for a significant part of the world's population. Particularly, they are the most relevant sources of plant proteins with nutraceutical and health benefit properties. This book was conceived to provide key research knowledge on health-promoting aspects of seed components, and their nutritional and nutraceutical values, for increasing awareness among the population of the research focus across the growing field of legume research, and the area of sustainable crop production.

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Legume Seed Nutraceutical ResearchEdited by Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Published: February 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75158

ISBN: 978-1-78985-398-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-397-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-023-2

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

6701 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nutraceutical Properties of Legume Seeds and Their Impact on Human Health

By Arindam Barman, Chinky M. Marak, Rituparna Mitra Barman and Cheana S. Sangma


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2. Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Impact of Grain Legumes on Human Health: Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) as a Case Study

By Elsa Mecha, Maria Eduardo Figueira, Maria Carlota Vaz Patto and Maria do Rosário Bronze


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3. Cowpea: A Strategic Legume Species for Food Security and Health

By Alexandre Carneiro da Silva, Dyego da Costa Santos, Davair Lopes Teixeira Junior, Pedro Bento da Silva, Rosana Cavalcante dos Santos and Amauri Siviero


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4. Prosopis cineraria as an Unconventional Legumes, Nutrition and Health Benefits

By Hanan Sobhy Amin Afifi and Ihsan Abu Al-rub


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