Soybean and wild soybean genetic diversity for new functional food resources, focusing on tocopherol, lutein, and saponin

  • Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti Hokkaido University
Keywords: soybean, wild soybean, vitamin E, lutein, DDMP saponin

Abstract

Soybean has been a major protein source for people in East and Southeast Asia. It contains numerous secondary metabolites that are useful for human and animal health, such as isoflavones, polyphenols, tocopherols, lutein, carotenoids, and saponins. Screening of soybean germplasm showed that soybean holds a large diversity of secondary metabolites content that can be utilized to breed new soybean cultivars. In addition, the wild counterpart of soybean (wild soybean) can also be source of genetic variations useful for soybean breeding. This review will summarize studies on genetic diversity of nutritional compounds found in soybean and wild soybean, focusing on tocopherols, lutein, and saponins.

Published
2020-08-31
How to Cite
Maria Stefanie Dwiyanti. (2020). Soybean and wild soybean genetic diversity for new functional food resources, focusing on tocopherol, lutein, and saponin. Journal of Functional Food and Nutraceutical, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.33555/jffn.v2i1.53
Section
Reviews