Pulse Foods - Processing, Quality and Nutraceutical Applications

Edited by Brijesh K. Tiwari, Aoife Gowen & Brian McKenna 
Academic Press  2011  

Hardcover  483 pp  ISBN 9780123820181      £91.00
  • First reference bringing together essential information on the processing technology of pulses
  • Addresses processing challenges relevant to legume and pulse grain processors
  • Delivers insights into the current state-of-art and emerging processing technologies
  • In depth coverage of developments in nutraceutical applications of pulse protein and carbohydrate based foods

Pulses are nutritionally diverse crops that can be successfully utilized as a food ingredient or a base for new product development. They provide a natural food grade ingredient that is rich in lysine, dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein and B-vitamins suggesting that pulses can provide a variety of health benefits such as reducing heart disease and diabetes. Interest in the use of pulses and their ingredients in food formulations is growing and several factors are contributing to this drive.

Pulse Foods: Processing, Quality and Nutraceutical Applications is the first book to provide up-to-date information on novel and emerging technologies for the processing of whole pulses, techniques for fractionating pulses into ingredients, their functional and nutritional properties, as well as their potential applications, so that the food industry can use this knowledge to incorporate pulses into new food products.


  • Introduction
  • Chemistry of pulses
  • Functional and physicochemical properties of pulse proteins
  • Functional and physicochemical properties of pulse starch
  • Functional and physiochemical properties of legume fibers
  • Functional and physicochemical properties of Non-starch polysaccharides
  • Postharvest technology for pulses
  • Pulse Milling technologies
  • Emerging technologies for pulse processing
  • Pulse based food products
  • Novel food and industrial applications of pulse fractions
  • By-product utilization
  • Nutritional value of whole pulse and pulse fractions
  • Role of pulses in nutraceuticals
  • Quality Standards and evaluation of pulses
  • Global Pulse Industry: State of production, consumption & trade; Marketing challenges and opportunities
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