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Determination of water, proteins and the following amino acids: tryptophan, isoleucine, leucine, methionine, valine, lysine, phenylalanine and cystine, 'n fresh corn (choclo) and 2 cereal products (polenta and chuchoca)

Fajnsztejn Epsztejn, M.; Farcas Knapp, A.M.

An. Fac. Quim. Farm., Univ. Chile. 20: 50-56

1968


Accession: 014415016

Fresh maize, polenta (obtained by coarse grinding of dried and dehulled maize) and chuchoca (fresh, cooked maize which is then sun-dried and ground) are consumed in large amounts in Latin America. Water, protein and amino acids were estimated in polenta, chuchoca and 6 varieties of maize. Tryptophan and lysine were the limiting amino acids. Values for valine, phenylalanine, isoleucine and leucine were much superior to those of the FAO Reference Pattern.

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