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Table 2 Nutritional value of edible pteridophytes in sub-Saharan Africa

From: Not just minor wild edible forest products: consumption of pteridophytes in sub-Saharan Africa

Species Nutritional value Reference(s)
kcal kg-1 g kg-1 mg kg-1
Energy Protein Fat Fibre Carbohydrates Ca P K Na Mn Cu Zn Fe
Diplazium esculentum 3413 143.8 1.3 38.8 83.9 8730 - 43730 1180 51 26 167 257 [42]
Diplazium sammatii 408.5 10.3 11.8 0.4 65.5 1900 7.0 1600 520 - 3.0 4.1 5.5 [30]
Nephrolepis biserrata - 24.5 1.7 14.2 45.9 223.2 - 500 250 100.8 158.8 - 1182 [43, 44]
Nephrolepis cordifolia - 10.3 - 1.6 21.5 26.9 - 141.2 45.5 0.7 7.2 1.1 7.5 [21]
Ophioglossum polyphyllum - 24.5 - - - 0.55 4.9 4.18 0.46 27 17 29 888 [17]