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A 50% Fava/Garbanzo Flour Substitution in Pancakes might not be an Acceptable Substitution

by Joselyn Aske and Brandon Inoue

 Joselyn Aske and Brandon Inoue

Most Americans do not get the ADA recommended amount of fiber in their diet. Eating adequate amounts of fiber in the diet has been shown to prevent certain types of cancers, help control blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of some chronic diseases (II). Legumes are a good are a good source of fiber. We produced pancakes, a common breakfast food, made with a commercial mixture of garbanzo bean and fava bean flours. Cooking with bean flour will add fiber and additional vitamins and minerals to the pancakes. Overall, the data shows a significant preference towards regular pancakes, instead of the substitutions.

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