About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Beans Devoid Of Flatulence Causing Compounds Would Soon Hit The Market

by Medindia Content Team on April 26, 2006 at 2:29 PM
Font : A-A+

Beans Devoid Of Flatulence Causing Compounds Would Soon Hit The Market

Researchers from the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas found that Lactobacillus casei (L casei), when fermented along with the beans reduced its flatulence capacity and increased the nutritional value. Beans are a cheap and key source of nutrition especially in the developing countries.

Marisela Granito led the Venezuelan team to analyze the method of creating flatulence-free beans but not compromising on the nutritional value. The research appears in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Flatulence is due to the bacteria living in the large intestine. It breaks down soluble fiber that has not been digested from the food. When the scientist tested the black beans it contains many of these compounds. Hence they boosted the natural fermentation process by adding L casei thereby reducing the indigestible wind-causing compounds.

Advertisement

Soluble fibre was reduced by two thirds and the amount of raffinose, another flatulence-causing substance, by 88.6%. But the amount of insoluble fibre, which is has a beneficial effect on the gut and help the digestive system get rid of toxins, increased by 97.5%. Dr Frankie Phillips, a nutrition expert and spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, said that the study helps in overcoming the negative aspects (flatulence) of eating legumes while ensuring preserving their nutritional benefits.

Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Western Diet may Augment the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
Black Tea Protects against Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases
Green Mediterranean Diet may Help Repair Age-Related Brain Damages
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Flatulence Abdomen Bloating and Fullness - Symptom Evaluation Gas Bloat Syndrome 
Recommended Reading
Abdomen Bloating and Fullness - Symptom Evaluation
Abdominal swelling or bloating is the feeling of fullness and tightness in the abdomen (tummy). The ...
Flatulence
Flatulence is a condition of having excessive gas in the stomach or intestine. The condition can be...
Gas Bloat Syndrome
If you are troubled by abdominal bloating due to excess gas, gas bloat syndrome is what you might ha...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort and a fluctuating distu...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
CONSULT A DOCTOR
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)