Brassica campestris var. oleifera – Famine Foods

Brassica campestris var. oleifera

Uses

China: stems and leaves eaten. The plant is also the source of colza oil, which is used in cooking.

Additional Information

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Chemical composition (stem): Protein = 2.94%. Fat = 0.6%. Carbohydrate = 5.2%. Ash = 1.6%; (leaves): Protein = 1.2%. Fat = 3.9%. Carbohydrate = 1.9%. Ash = 0.9%. Both leaves and stems contain small quantities of Vitamin A, B1 , and D; moderate amounts of Vitamin B2, and reportedly rich in Vitamin C. The seeds have been analyzed giving a 74.8 amino acid content, high in Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, and Valine.

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