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Nutrition info for some common tropical vegetables

March 3, 2008

Nutritional value of some widely grown or gathered vegetables

Food Moisture% Protein (g) Fat (g) Ca(mg) Iron (mg) Carotene equival. (g) Vit C (mg)
Brassica oleracea var capitata (Cabbage) 93.0 1.6 0.3 55 0.8 280 46.0
Amaranthus spp. (cooked) 84.5 4.0 0.9 506.0 1.7 n.n n.n
Marnihot esculenta (Cassava, dried leaves) 27.4 32.5 1.5 313.0 8.0 n.n n.n
Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato – raw leaves) 83.0 4.6 0.2 158.0 6.2 5.870 70.0
Curcubita pepo (Marrow – leaves) 89.0 4.0 0.2 477.0 0.8 3.600 80.0
Adansonia digitata (Baobab – dried leaves) 11.8 12.3 3.1 2.241 24.0 9.710 trace
Beta vulgaris (Swiss Chard) 92.0 2.0 0.2 132.0 0.7 600 50.0
Lycopersicon lycopersicum (Tomato) 93.0 1.0 0.2 10.0 0.6 450 26.0

(Sources: FAO, 1990; Tindall, 1992)

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