Hibiscus trionum – Famine Foods

Hibiscus trionum

Uses

China: shoots and leaves eaten. Sudan (northern Kordofan, northern Darfur): pods used in soups and stews; sun-dried, powdered and later used in the preparation of Waika, a traditional Sudanese dish.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.
Vernaculars:
English: Flower -of -an -Hour. Sudan (Arabic): Waika sara
Misc:
Chemical composition (seed pods): Protein (crude) = 21.0% (dry). Fat = 0.8% (dry). Fibre (crude) = 8.4% (dry). Ash (insoluble) = 10.9% (dry). Carbohydrate (soluble): Starch = 7.3% (dry). Sucrose = 8.1% (dry). D-glucose = Ø% (dry). D-fructose = 0.7% (dry). Amino acids (g [16g N]-1): Aspartic acid = 14.4g. Threonine = 2.9g. Serine = 3.4g. Glutamic acid = 18.4g. Proline = 9.2g. Alanine = 3.8g. Valine = 4.1g. Cysteine (performic acid oxidation) = 0.6g. Methionine (performic acid oxidation) = 1.7g. Isoleucine = 2.9g. Leucine = 4.7g. Tyrosine = 2.3g. Phenylalanine = 3.2g. Lysine = 4.0g. Histidine = 1.7g. Arginine = 6.5g. Minerals: Sulphur = 0.27% (dry). Potassium = 0.65% (dry). Magnesium = 0.68% (dry). Calcium = 1.45% (dry). Na = 0.01% (dry). K = 2.51% (dry). Zinc = 94mg/kg-1 (dry). Iron = 218mg/kg- 1 (dry). Manganese = 35mg/kg-1 (dry). Copper = 12mg/kg-1 (dry).

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