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      Evaluation of Soybean Varieties for Oxalate, Phytate and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Content


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          Various studies have been carried out on the composition of phytate, and polyunsaturated fatty acids in soybeans while very limited information is available on oxalate composition of soybean seeds. Due to the great potential of soybean in the global market with its attendant importance of edible cum-therapeutic oil to man and livestock as well as its valuable usage in industries, all available information both qualitative and quantitative should be used in making decisions about the food value of these soybean varieties.

          The findings indicated significant levels of linoleic and linolenic acid with the exception of TGX-1987-10F with no peak in the result. The phytate composition of these soybean varieties are safe while the oxalate levels could pose a threat to human health particularly individuals diagnosed of kidney stones or hyperoxaluria. The oil obtained from these soybean cultivars are also less prone to auto-oxidation that is characteristic of most soybean oil due to high composition of polyunsaturated fatty acids which causes rancidity and off flavor thereby lowering their shelf life.

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          8 December 2020
          [1 ] Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria
          [2 ] Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (National Research University), Russia
          [3 ] Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria

          This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at .

          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

          Statistics, Agriculture, Chemistry, Life sciences

          Phytate, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Soybeans, Oxalate


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