Polygonum stagninum – Famine Foods

Polygonum stagninum


India (region unspecified): used as a pot-herb in times of scarcity.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Buch.-Ham. ex Meiss. in Wall.
Bengal: Ratooti sag
Chemical composition: Water = 76.82% (fresh). Fat = 3.16% (dry). Albumenoids = 18.28% (dry). Carbohydrates = 40.00% (dry). Fibre = 15.05% (dry). Ash = 23.51% (dry). Nitrogen = 2.92% (dry). Phosphoric acid = .48% (dry). Silicates = 11.72% (dry).

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