Cassia occidentalis – Famine Foods

Cassia occidentalis


India (Uttar Pradesh, Balrampur region): seeds dried and made into a flour. Leaves boiled and eaten as a vegetable. Seeds reported poisonous.Niger(southeastern): leaves eaten.

Synonym: Senna occidentalis(L.) Link.

Nutrient values (leaf, Niger sample) Protein = 38.0% Fat –  Ash 16.4% 1Carbohydrate = 34.7% Mn = 65.18mcg/g Fe= 411.52mcg/g
Ca = 17039mcg/g Mg = 61.67mcg/g Cu = 7.88mcg/g
Zn = 31.46mcg/g

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Hort. ex Steud.
Niger (Hausa) redore

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