Fatty Acid Composition of New Variety Breeder Seeds of Pisum SativumAuthor(s): G. Nagabhushana Rao and S. K. Shrivastava
Fatty acids are necessary in the normal functioning of all tissues of the body. Their deficiencies exhibit the symptoms of disorders especially abnormalities in the liver and kidney. Changes in the blood, reduced growth rates, decreased immune function, depression and skin changes, including dryness and scaliness. Adequate intake of the essential fatty acids results in numerous health benefits. Prevention of atherosclerosis, reduced incidence of heart disease and stroke, and relief from the symptoms associated with ulcerative colitis and joint pain. Hence, the present study is carried out with new variety breeder seeds of Pisum sativum (Arkel, Pusa pragati, IPF-99-25, JP-885, MM-15, JM-6) to find out the fatty acids composition (essential and non essential), which could be useful in reducing some ailments and helpful in supplementing human nutrition.