LEGUMINOUS PLANTS

LEGUMINOUS PLANTS

Description

Despite the importance of proteins, the cultivation of grain legumes, with excellent protein levels, has decreased considerably in the last few decades, particularly in Italy, in favour of cereal crops. The need to obtain alternative sources of protein, due to the effect of BSE and fear of the undefined effects of transgenic products including soya, the main source of protein for the animal feed industry, has renewed interest in leguminous plants. 

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