Utilization of Cereals and Legumes in Traditional Food Products

P Vasantha Kumari
2017 Nutrition & Food Science International journal  
Among the five food groups, cereals and legumes are chief food and cash crops for optimum nutrition essential in maintaining healthy life style. They are major sources of macronutrients and micronutrients especially the vitamin B and minerals. Cereal grains contribute adequate quantities of carbohydrates, proteins and micronutrients to the diet of human and legumes are excellent source of good quality proteins, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Many researchers have enlightened the health
more » ... ghtened the health promoting and promising concepts of whole cereals and legumes that have the natural ability to reduce the risk of metabolic as well as degenerative diseases.
doi:10.19080/nfsij.2017.03.555616 fatcat:v56ntw5vwfafvne467apwiu5ty