Study innovates in gluten-free formulations, creating more palatable and nutritious bread
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Study at the Federal University of S ã o Paulo developed a recipe combining chickpea flour and psyllium, a plant-derived soluble fiber. The product is nourishing and rated highly by consumers in qualitative surveys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance
Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientistsAdding the likes of peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas to your diet, and farming more of them, could result in more nutritious and effective food production with large environmental benefits, scientists have found.Researchers calculated a “nutritional density” unit for different types of crops. They found that swapping cereals for leguminous plants in European crop rotations provided more nutrient-rich produce for both animal and human consumption. Thanks to the way that legumes grow, it also reduced s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sofia Quaglia Tags: Farming Agriculture Green deal and energy companies obligation (ECO) Diets and dieting Environment Health Science UK news World news Life and style Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More than half of snacks marketed as healthy are high in fat, salt or sugar
Action on Salt assessed 119 snacks including lentil curls and chickpea chips, finding some to be saltier than seawaterMore than half of seemingly healthy snacks analysed by experts are high in fat, salt and/or sugar, prompting calls for more “honest” labelling.Action on Salt assessed 119 snacks, including dried/roasted pulses and processed pulse snacks such as lentil curls, chickpea chips and puffs, finding some to be saltier than seawater.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Snacks Health Food Sugar Society UK news Nutrition Science & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Chickpea genetics reduce need for chemicals
(American Society of Agronomy) Researchers uncovers natural disease resistance in chickpeas as a harmful pathogen develops resistance to fungicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Eating chickpeas on a regular basis may prevent progression of condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. One way to prevent progression of the condition could be to eat chickpeas on a regular basis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

‘It’s a Bucket Brigade on a Five-Alarm Fire.’ Food Banks Struggle to Keep Up With Skyrocketing Demand
In a matter of five months, 47-year-old Aquanna Quarles saw her personal finances implode. In December, she totaled her car. In February, the car she replaced the totaled one with was stolen. And in early March, her kitchen flooded, destroying the food in her cabinets and the small appliances on top of them. Quarles remembers thinking, “Oh my God, like what else could go wrong?” Then the novel coronavirus began spreading across the United States. In mid-March, the state of Ohio, where Quarles lives, began issuing stay-at-home orders, shuttering shops and businesses, and by the end of the month, the rest of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis / Dayton, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19: India ’ s Harvests also Locked Down
Agricultural markets or mandis have few buyers due to the coronavirus lockdown across India. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Apr 24 2020 (IPS) Heartbreaking images of Indian farmers standing amidst swathes of rotting vegetables, fruits and grain have been flooding newspapers and TV screens lately. Crashing prices and transport bottlenecks due to the 40-day coronavirus lockdown in India, on till May 3, have driven some to set their unsold produce ablaze.    As a nationwide lockdown has confined a record 1.3 billion Indians to their homes since Mar. 24, one of the hardest hit communities has been that of Indian...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCF Source Type: news

Hummus
This easy Mediterranean spread is made with chickpeas. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can chickpea genes save mustard seeds from blight disease?
(American Phytopathological Society) During visits to fields in Assam, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India, plant biologists Muthappa Senthil-Kumar and Urooj Fatima found mustard plants infested with Alternaria blight disease. They also noticed that an adjacent field of chickpeas were completely uninfected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.S. Regulators Allow Genetically Modified Cotton as Human Food Source U.S. Regulators Allow Genetically Modified Cotton as Human Food Source
U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light for genetically modified cotton to be used for human consumption, paving the way for a protein-packed new food source - edible cottonseed that tastes a bit like chickpeas - that its developers said could help tackle global malnutrition.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy
No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because peas, specifically yellow peas, are being formulated into so many products, they’re unavoidable, and often invisible. As a crop, the pea has risen and fallen in favor, but today everyone seems to agree that it checks the box against the biggest problems plaguing the Earth: climate, food and health. From a sustainability standpoint, peas, in the legume family, do everything wheat, corn and soy don’t. They require less water, are drought tolerant, reduce the need for n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Larissa Zimberoff Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Mother, 35, was diagnosed with breast cancer six months after doctors a lump as a blocked milk duct 
Gemma Corby, 35, who lives in Chamonix, France, noticed a chickpea-sized bulge while feeding her daughter Ayla, who was born in August last year. She was eventually diagnosed in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news