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Protein hydrolysates of millets: an effective therapeutic to wide range of diseases

Anand Kumar Pandey (Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India)
Shalja Verma (Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India and Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 11 July 2024

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Abstract

Purpose

Millets are underused crops that have the potential to withstand harsh environmental conditions. Recent research has proved immense nutritional benefits associated with millets which have increased their utilization to some extent but yet their sole potential is left to be exploited. Different millet varieties have exceptional nutritional and nutraceutical properties which can ameliorate even the deadly conditions of cancers. They have significant protein composition ranging from 10% to 12% which possess effective bioactive potential. Protein hydrolysates containing bioactive peptides have been evaluated for their therapeutic effects against a variety of diseases. This review aims to discuss the bioactive potential of different millet protein hydrolysates to encourage research for development of effective natural therapeutics.

Design/methodology/approach

The present article elaborates on effective studies on the therapeutic effects of millet protein hydrolysates.

Findings

Several effective millet peptides have been reported for their therapeutic effect against different diseases and their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antimicrobial and antidiabetic effects have been investigated.

Originality/value

This review focuses on millet bioactive peptides and their significance in treating variety of diseases. Thus, will further encourage research to explore the novel therapeutic effects of millet proteins hydrolysates which can eventually result in the development of natural and safe therapeutics.

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Acknowledgements

Conflict of interest: There is no conflict of interest among authors.

Declaration of generative AI: No AI-based tool has been used for writing this manuscript.

Submission declaration: Both authors have read the manuscript and agree to submit this manuscript to the Nutrition and Food Science Journal. The authors declare that this manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Author contribution: Anand Kumar Pandey contributed to manuscript writing and editing. Shalja Verma prepared the figures and manuscript formatting. Both authors have reviewed the manuscript.

Citation

Pandey, A.K. and Verma, S. (2024), "Protein hydrolysates of millets: an effective therapeutic to wide range of diseases", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/NFS-12-2023-0295

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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