Studies on Desi and Kabuli Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Cultivars.The Levels of Amylase Inhibitots, Levels of Oligosaccharides and In Vitro Starch Digestibility uri icon


  • Amylase inhibitor activity (AIA) of chickpea extracts was investigatedusmg pancreatic and salivary amylases. The extracts showedhigher inhibitor activity towards pancreatic amylase than salivaryamylase..Mean values indicated slightly higher inhibitory activity indesi than kabuli cultivars, though clear-cut differences were..notobserved among- the cultivars. While in vitro starch digestibility ofmeal samples indicated no large differences among desi and kabulitypes of chickpea, the mean values of digestibility of- isolatedstarches of kabuli -types wasp higher than those -of desi types: Themean values of stachyose were higher in desi cultivars. When desiand kabuli types were considered together, stachyose- and raffmosecontents were not found significantly related to the concentrationsof total soluble sugars while stachyose showed a significant correlationwith raftinose

publication date

  • 1982