Capsella bursa-pastoris – Famine Foods

Capsella bursa-pastoris


China: leaves and seeds eaten.

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Chemical composition (leaves ?): Protein = 2.9%. Fat = 0.2%. Carbohydrate = 1.0%; (seeds): Fatty oil = 35.2%. Amino acid = 74.8% - high in Arginine, Aspartic acid, and Cysteine. The plant is reported to contain significant quantities of Vitamin C, lime, and iron; and moderate amounts of Vitamins A, and B1.

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