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close this bookProtein-Energy Requirements of Developing Countries: Evaluation of New Data (UNU, 1981, 268 p.)
close this folderProtein requirements-adults, other protocols
close this folderProtein needs of young adult men fed common beans (phaseolus vulgaris) in combination with starch, plantain, maize, or rice
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Objective

The staple foods for large population groups in Latin America are common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) and maize or rice. The cereal grains are sometimes replaced by tubers (e.g.. plantain! or roots (e.g., cassava or yam). These studies were carried out to evaluate the protein nutritional quality of common beans mixed with starch, a cereal, or plantain, using a short-term, multi-level nitrogen-balance assay.