Reduction of non-digestible oligosaccharides in horse gram and green gram flours using crude alpha -galactosidase from Streptomyces griseoloalbus
Anisha, G.S.; Prema, P.
Food Chemistry 106: 1175-1179
The effectiveness of using crude extracellular α-galactosidase from Streptomyces griseoloalbus for the treatment of horse gram and green gram flours was investigated by comparing with traditional treatments such as soaking and cooking. The enzymatic treatment was most effective and the raffinose content in horse gram flour was reduced by 97.5% and stachyose content by 93.2%. The reduction in the raffinose content of green gram flour was 96.3% and that for stachyose was 91.8%. The information obtained from the present investigation is advantageous for the large-scale production of horse gram flour and green gram flour free of flatulence-causing oligosaccharides.