Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 85–98 | Cite as

Antinutritional factors in anasazi and other pinto beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

  • J. K. P. Weder
  • L. Telek
  • M. Vozári-Hampe
  • H. S. Saini


Antinutritional factors of anasazi bean were compared to traditional pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Anasazi beans contained less (p<0.001) soluble and bound condensed tannins compared to pinto beans. No differences (p>0.05) in stachyose and raffinose content were found between the two bean types; verbascose was not detected at all. Significant (p<0.05) differences in lectin content were observed between anasazi and pinto bean. The lectins of anasazi beans were classified as non toxic and those of the pinto beans as toxic types. No differences (p>0.05) in inhibitor activity against human and bovine trypsin and chymotrypsin were found between the two bean types.

Chymotrypsin inhibitors Condensed tannins α-Galactosides of sucrose Lectins Phaseolus vulgaris L. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. K. P. Weder
    • 1
  • L. Telek
    • 2
  • M. Vozári-Hampe
    • 3
  • H. S. Saini
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für LebensmittelchemieTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.USDA, ARS, South Atlantic AreaTropical Agriculture Research StationMayagüez, Puerto RicoUSA (
  3. 3.Departamento de BioquímicaInstituto de Biocências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto Alegre/RSBrazil
  4. 4.New South Wales AgricultureWollongbar Agricultural InstituteWollongbarAustralia (

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