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Nutritional And Biological Evaluation Of Tobacco Leaf Protein Concentrate

M. Parameswaran, S. Parmar, K. S. Prajapati, M. Chakraborty
Published 1988 · Biology, Medicine

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A tobacco leaf protein concentrate (TLPC) from bidi tobacco leaves was prepared by a heat coagulation method which contained 52% protein and was free from nicotine and polyphenols. When TLPC was fed to weanling wistar albino rats to supplement 25% of the dietary protein, the growth of the animals was found to be comparable to control animals. Reproductive performance of male and female rats fed the TLPC supplemented diet was normal and no histopathological changes were seen in their tissues.

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