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Oilseeds for Better Health

Rohini Jain, Grover Kiran, Singla Neerja
Received: 25 May 2015 / Received in revised form: 28 May 2015, Accepted: 28 May 2015, Published online: 29 June 2015 
Abstract
Malnutrition and under-nutrition are serious problems in the d…

Rohini Jain, Grover Kiran, Singla Neerja

Received: 25 May 2015 / Received in revised form: 28 May 2015, Accepted: 28 May 2015, Published online: 29 June 2015 

Abstract

Malnutrition and under-nutrition are serious problems in the developing countries of the world. As majority of population is vegetarian, the availability of good quality nutrition is reduced. Oilseeds are next to cereals in importance and are more energetic providing superior quality protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Oilseed protein is successful in combating protein energy malnutrition. Oilseeds like Soybean, Groundnut, Flaxseed, Sesame seeds and Niger seeds are utilized as food and in the preparation of value added and nutritious food products. They even have nutraceutical value. Various deadly diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and cancers can be prevented by the supplementation of oilseeds in regular diet. This article reviews the potential health effects of oilseeds. Oilseeds will gain greater attention in future as they are renewable and biodegradable in nature.

Key words: Malnutrition; Oilseeds; Soybean; Groundnut; Flaxseed; Sesame seed; Niger seed

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Citation: Rohini Jain, Grover Kiran, Singla Neerja (2015) Oilseeds for Better Health, Journal of Nutrition Research, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 50-53 



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