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Posted on: February 01 2017

Written by: FAO/INFOODS January 31 2017

Publication Category: Agriculture Summary

The FAO/INFOODS Global Food Composition Database for Pulses (uPulses) provides nutrient values for pulses, a subgroup of legumes that includes dry edible seeds with low fat content. The majority of data are analytical data complemented by data from other published sources covering data for foods in raw and processed forms on proximates, minerals, vitamins, phytate, amino acids and fatty acids fractions. The data compilation process followed standards and guidelines outlined by FAO/INFOODS, and the species were selected based on the importance of the pulse and the available data. Emphasize is put on nutrient variations among different species, varieties and origin. The data are available in Excel format alongside with a comprehensive documentation in PDF format at:

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