Evaluation of protein digestibility and glycemic response of pulse-based products using an in vitro platform technology

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Pulse Science Cluster

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Nancy Ames

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


To compare pulse protein fractions versus whey protein, casein, soy protein on protein digestibility and amino acid appearance using the dynamic stomach model TIM-1, to compare pulse-based products (extruded cereals, snacks, and bagels) versus control on glucose absorption using the TIM-1 model system and validate the in vitro results by comparing the data to the human clinical trial outcomes.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2017 - 2018


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Total Project Cost