Nutritional evaluation of wild plant Cissus rotundifolia

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MOHAMED KORISH

Keywords

antinutrients, nutrients, Cissus rotundifolia, evaluation

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the nutritional and antinutritional components of Cissus rotundifolia leaves. They contain an appreciable amount of protein (12.5%db), fat (7.45% db), crude fiber (8.34 % db) and minerals (16.32%db). The protein fraction contains a relatively high level of essential amino acids, which accounted for 44.3% of the total amino acids. The fat contains a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids that comprises 55.1% of total fatty acids. The mineral profile is composed of macro- and microelements. The antinutritional factors oxalate, phytate, tannins
and cyanogenic glycosides are present at very low concentrations. Cissus rotundifolia leaves can be considered a potential source of nutritional components for healthy food purposes.
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