Infestation adversely affects the chemical properties of cowpea seeds
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What is it about?
This research investigated changes in the chemical composition and properties of infested and uninfested cowpea seeds. Infestation reduced the nutrients in the seeds and modified the functional properties. Prolamin protein subunit was most adversely affected. free fatty acid content and peroxide values of the fat were greatly increased.
Why is it important?
The study provides in depth explanation of the adverse effect of insect infestation on grains. The cowpea seed is used specifically in this study
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