Characterization of structure, physicochemical and physiological properties of starch from Canadian grown pulse crops to develop novel functional food ingredients and functional foods for human health benefits

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

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Qiang Liu

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


To identify sources of resistant or slowly digestible starch, to develop functional foods using such starches, and to understand their impact on the glycemic response using model systems.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2013 - 2018


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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