Polygonum hydropiper – Famine Foods

Polygonum hydropiper


China: stems and leaves eaten. Malaya: young leaves used as flavoring. Australia (North Queensland, Flinders River): stalk roasted, then peeled and eaten.

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Chemical composition (Chinese sample): Protein = 7.54%. Fat = 1.86%. Carbohydrate = 7.99%. Ash = 1.99%.

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