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Winged bean: An underutilized tropical legume on the path of improvement, to help mitigate food and nutrition security

Winged bean: An underutilized tropical legume on the path of improvement, to help mitigate food and nutrition security
Winged bean: An underutilized tropical legume on the path of improvement, to help mitigate food and nutrition security
The utilization of most legumes for human consumption in the present day is low relative to cereal crops. Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) is a valuable legume due to the presence of soybean-equivalent nutrients. Early work identified that winged bean has favorable agronomic features suitable for cultivation in the tropics with high average yield, and foods prepared from winged bean serve as an effective measure to meet the protein demand of the consumer. The seed oil meets all the required edibility parameters and is comparable with any other good-quality edible oil on the market. Recent work utilizing genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data are starting to reveal more about this crop, meaning it is now easier to genetically improve this plant for further utilization. This review reports the efforts undertaken and underway for the improvement of this crop for cultivation, commercialization and consumption perspectives.
Anti-nutrients, Food security, Legume, Protein-demand, Psophocarpus, Winged bean
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Mohanty, Chandra Sekhar
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Singh, Vinayak
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Chapman, Mark A.
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Mohanty, Chandra Sekhar
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Singh, Vinayak
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Chapman, Mark A.
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Mohanty, Chandra Sekhar, Singh, Vinayak and Chapman, Mark A. (2020) Winged bean: An underutilized tropical legume on the path of improvement, to help mitigate food and nutrition security. Scientia Horticulturae, 260, [108789]. (doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2019.108789).

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The utilization of most legumes for human consumption in the present day is low relative to cereal crops. Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) is a valuable legume due to the presence of soybean-equivalent nutrients. Early work identified that winged bean has favorable agronomic features suitable for cultivation in the tropics with high average yield, and foods prepared from winged bean serve as an effective measure to meet the protein demand of the consumer. The seed oil meets all the required edibility parameters and is comparable with any other good-quality edible oil on the market. Recent work utilizing genomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data are starting to reveal more about this crop, meaning it is now easier to genetically improve this plant for further utilization. This review reports the efforts undertaken and underway for the improvement of this crop for cultivation, commercialization and consumption perspectives.

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 August 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 October 2019
Published date: 27 January 2020
Keywords: Anti-nutrients, Food security, Legume, Protein-demand, Psophocarpus, Winged bean

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Local EPrints ID: 435671
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435671
ISSN: 0304-4238
PURE UUID: 938d6d22-12d5-4145-8226-4b6bed0f3180
ORCID for Mark A. Chapman: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7151-723X

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Date deposited: 18 Nov 2019 17:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 05:35

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Author: Chandra Sekhar Mohanty
Author: Vinayak Singh
Author: Mark A. Chapman ORCID iD

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