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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