Saponins in peas and their effects on palatability in pigs

  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Harold Gonyou; Dr. Denise Beaulieu

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - Dept. of Animal and Poultry; Prairie Swine Research Centre, Inc


To evaluate the importance of the presence of saponins in Canadian varieties and to thoroughly study the effect of peas on feed intake and feeding behaviour in pigs.


Saponins varied among the pea cultivars and the inclusion of 40% peas in the diets for growing pigs had no effect on feed intake on feeding behaviours.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2008 - 2010


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Total Project Cost