lectins

Definition

Food

  • A type of protein found mainly in legume seeds, some of which are highly poisonous and believed to act as a protection for the seed against insect and animal attack. They attack different human populations differently depending on their blood type. They are inactivated by boiling at 100°C for at least ten minutes. It has been reported that the lower boiling point of water at high altitude can prevent inactivation.
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