Determination of the Percent Composition and Mineral Content of the Leaves of the Insulin Plant (Cissus sicyoides) with the Goal of Including it in the Usual Diet

Author(s): Armando U. O. Sabaa-Srur, Patricia de C. Junqueira, Adriana Leal, Marcia C. da Silva

Journal Name: The Natural Products Journal

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2012

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Leaves from the insulin plant (Cissus sicyoides) were analyzed and found to have 89.08±1.87% water, 1.85±0.05% protein and 0.83±0.02% lipid. The lipid fraction has a high percentage of linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid. The fatty acid composition was 35.1% linolenic, 16.0% linoleic, 5.2% oleic, 26.3% palmitic, 7.7% stearic acids and 3.4% unidentified fatty acids. The quantity of ash was of 1.35±0.04%. By difference, the level of carbohydrate was 6.89%. The most minerals were calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium, at concentrations of 50501, 4644, 21.2, 11161 and 0.24 mg/kg, respectively.

Keywords: Cissus sicyoides, insulin, diabetes, linolenic acid, plants, rheamatism, macerated, lipids, proteins, carbohydrates

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Year: 2012
Page: [111 - 113]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/2210315511202020111
Price: $25

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