Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3707

Full Length Research Paper

Bioactive ingredients in adzuki bean sprouts

Limin Li1, Benguo Liu2 and Xueling Zheng1*
1Grain College, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450052, China. 2School of Food Science, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang 453003, China.
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  •  Accepted: 21 July 2011
  •  Published: 30 October 2011


Adzuki bean sprouts are consumed as food and herb medicine in Chinese folk. In this study, the main bioactive ingredients of adzuki bean sprouts were evaluated. As seeding days progressed, the free amino acids in the sprouts were rapidly increased while mineral elements and unsaturated fatty acids were reduced. After seeding for 3 days, the highest content of γ-aminobutyric acid could be investigated, and the bioactive value of the sprout seeding for 3 days was superior to that of the sprout seeding for 7 days.


Key words: Adzuki bean, sprout, nutrient, γ-aminobutyric acid, ICP-AES.