Efficiency of inactivation of trypsin inhibitory activity in some selected tropical plant seeds by autoclaving

  • IE Ezeagu
Keywords: autoclaving, efficiency, trypsin inhibitor, tropical, seeds


Trypsin inhibitor (TI) levels in the crop seeds varied between 0.0 in Adansonia digitata and 40.8 TIU/mg in Pterocarpus osun. Efficiency of inactivation of TI by autoclaving ranged from 58.1% in Millettia thonningii to 100% in Sesbania pachycarpa and Lonchocarpus. sericeus. It is
concluded that the effect of heat treatment on TI varies with plant species and could be dependent on the structural formula of each TI.

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