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  1. Pattern of Lathyrus sativus (Grass pea) consumption and beta-N-oxylyl-alpha-bêta-diaminoproprionic acid (bêta-ODAP) content of food samples in the lathyrism endemic region of northwest Ethiopia.

    Article - En anglais

    Grass pea, a legume whose consumption is associated with human lathyrism, is an important food crop among the poorer sectors of society in many parts of Ethiopia.

    A nutritional survey, focussing on the preparation and consumption of grass pea, in 224 families of two villages of a lathyrism endemic area in northwestern Ethiopia has been undertaken.

    Grass pea is grown in only one of the two villages.

    Raw as well as cooked food samples were collected and the levels of B-ODAP determined by the OPT method.

    Grass pea foods were also prepared in the laboratory following methods used in the villages and analyzed fortheirtoxin level to derive information if certain procedures were capable of reducing the level of toxin.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Alimentation, Lathyrus sativus, Leguminosae, Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Lentille d'Espagne, Ethiopie, Afrique, Pays en développement, Lathyrisme, Système nerveux pathologie, Toxicité, Origine végétale, Légumineuse grain

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Feeding, Lathyrus sativus, Leguminosae, Dicotyledones, Angiospermae, Spermatophyta, Kesari pulse, Ethiopia, Africa, Developing countries, Lathyrism, Nervous system diseases, Toxicity, Plant origin, Grain legume

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    Cote : 94-0029671

    Code Inist : 002B03H. Création : 199406.