Aerva javanica – Famine Foods

Aerva javanica

Synonym(s):
Aerva tomentosa

Uses

India: leafy shoots of young plants used in curry. Entire plant occasionally resorted to as a famine food.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Juss.
Misc:
Chemical composition (after Hooper): Fat = 3.15% (dry). Albumenoids = 20.12% (dry). Carbohydrates = 36.10% (dry). Ash = 22.48% (dry). Fibre: = 18.15% (dry). Nitrogen = 3.22% (dry). Phosphoric acid = .70% (dry). Silicates = 6.33% (dry)

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