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1. (WO2001089319) TRYPTOPHAN SOURCE FROM PLANTS AND USES THEREFOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/089319    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2001/000736
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2001 International Filing Date: May 24, 2001
IPC: A23J 1/00
A23J 1/14
A23L 1/20
A23L 1/305
A23L 1/36
Applicants: HUDSON, Susan, P.
HUDSON, Craig, J.
Inventors: HUDSON, Susan, P.
HUDSON, Craig, J.
Title: TRYPTOPHAN SOURCE FROM PLANTS AND USES THEREFOR
Abstract:
Compositions are described comprising at least partially defatted meal from a plant source containing protein-bound tryptophan, preferably squash seeds, and, optionally, a carbohydrate source provided in an amount capable of facilitating transport of in vivo generated tryptophan across the blood brain barrier. Also described are dietary supplements, foods and beverages comprising the composition of the invention to induce sleep or provide tryptophan supplementation to individuals in need thereof.