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Faba beans have been an excellent source of food protein since pre-historic times, but about 5% of people can’t eat them. Now researchers has identified the gene responsible for the production of vicine and convicine, which are harmful to these people. https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/food-and-nutrition/potential-faba-beans-rich-protein-has-been-unlocked?utm_medium=social_owned&utm_source=facebook
Potential of faba beans, rich in protein, has been unlocked | University of Helsinki l.facebook.com

Faba beans have been an excellent source of food protein since pre-historic times, but about 5% of people can’t eat them. Now, an international team of researchers has identified the gene responsible for the production of vicine and convicine, which are harmful to these people.