Marsdenia leichardtiana – Famine Foods

Marsdenia leichardtiana

Synonym(s):
Leichardtiana austalis

Uses

Central and Western Australia: unripe fruits eaten raw or roasted. Roots eaten. Seeds eaten raw or (preferably) roasted.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
F. von Muell.
Misc:
Chemical composition: fruit: sand (dry sample) = 0.27%, (fresh sample) = 0.06%. Calcium (dry sample) = 1.00%, (fresh sample) = 0.022%. Magnesium (dry sample) = 0.203%, (fresh sample) = 0.045%. Phosphorus (dry sample) = 0.166%; (fresh sample) = 0.037%. [Ca = 0.60%, Fe = 120 and Mn = 19 parts per million, on a dry basis]. Moisture = 77.7%. fibre (crude) (dry sample) = 50.2%, (fresh sample) = 11.2%. Ether extract (dry sample) = 9.14%, (fresh sample) = 2.04%. Protein (crude) (dry sample) = 15.2%, (fresh sample) = 3.38%. Ash (dry sample) = 3.79%, (fresh sample) = 0.84%. Carbohydrate (dry sample) = 21.6%, (fresh sample) = 4.8%. Albuminoid nitrogen (dry sample) = 1.98%, (fresh sample) = 0.42%. Amido nitrogen (dry sample) = 0.42%, (fresh sample) = 0.12%. Calories, (dry sample) = 42.4%, (fresh sample) = 190.

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