Abrus precatorius – Famine Foods

Abrus precatorius


India: seeds boiled and eaten.


Additional Information

Name Authority:
India (Sanskrit[/Hindi?]: Gunja, Rakrita. (English): Rati seed.
This plant is regularly cultivated in Egypt. Chemical composition (amino acids per 16g nitrogen): Histidine = 3.29g. Proline = 8.6g. Nene reports the plant to be poisonous. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2044.2001.02316.x/full

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