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Table 4 Carbohydrates and lignin in pulse crops (g/kg DM)a, b

From: Structures and characteristics of carbohydrates in diets fed to pigs: a review

Items Peas Lupins Faba bean Lentils
Total MBG ND ND
Total AX 11 10
Starch 432 14 375 598
Resistant starch 22 32 74
Cellulose 53 131 81 54
Lignin 12 12 20
Sucrose 30 24 27 29
Raffinose 5 10 4 5
Stachyose 23 53 16 37
Verbascose 22 14 34
Pectin 8 11
  1. aAdapted from Frias et al. [72], Bach Knudsen [48], Bailoni et al. [64], Bach Knudsen [30], Dodevska et al. [73], and Bach Knudsen [42]
  2. bMBG mixed linked β-glucan, AX arabinoxylan, ND not detected