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Record number 321677
Title Toward Sustainable Production of Protein-Rich Foods: Appraisal of Eight Crops for Western Europe. Part 1. Analysis of the Primary Links of the Production Chain
Author(s) Linnemann, A.R.; Swaving Dijkstra, D.
Source Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 42 (2002)4. - ISSN 1040-8398 - p. 377 - 401.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/20024091054193
Department(s) Product Design and Quality Management Group
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2002
Keyword(s) quinoa chenopodium-quinoa - alfalfa leaf protein - extruded corn grits - sheep milk cheese - quality characteristics - functional-properties - nutritional quality - sensory evaluation - lupinus-albus - willd seeds
Abstract Increased production of plant protein is required to support the production of protein-rich foods that can replace meat in the human diet to reduce the strain that intensive animal husbandry poses to the environment. The suitability of lupin (Lupinusspp.), pea (Pisum sativum), quinoa (Chenopodium quinoaWilld.), triticale (xTriticosecale), lucerne (Medicago sativa), grasses (LoliumandFestucaspp.), rapeseed/canola (Brassica napus), and potato (Solanum tuberosum) for protein production in Western Europe was studied on the basis of a chain approach. The aspects considered are the familiarity of farmers with the cultivation of the crop, prospects for rapid crop improvement, protein production (kg/ha), protein quality (absence of unwanted substances) and familiarity with the usage for human food in Western Europe. Pea, lucerne, and grasses are the most promising, fair prospects are foreseen for lupin, triticale, rapeseed, and potato, whereas the possibilities for quinoa are judged to lag far behind. Estimated protein production for pea, lucerne, and grasses is 1250, 2500, and 2500 kg/ha, respectively
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