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Table 4 Nutritional value of the most important edible weeds in Shurugwi District, Zimbabwe

From: Use of weeds as traditional vegetables in Shurugwi District, Zimbabwe

Species Nutritional value References
Energy (Kcal) Protein (g) Fat (g) Fibre (g) Carbohydrates (g) Ca (mg) P (mg) K (mg) Na (mg) Mn (mg) Cu (mg) Zn (mg) Fe (mg) Mg (mg) Vit A (mg) Vit B1(mg) Vit C (mg)
Cleome gynandra 203 5.1 0.3 1.2 5.2 323 129 20900 - 37.5 8.0 1.0 14.4 119 71.6 0.03 13 [3740]
Cucumis metuliferus 43 4 0.7 2.42 5.55 2974 434 1174 317 4 3 11 20 1022 0.07 0.02 19 [33, 41, 42]
Cucumis anguria 17 1.4 0.3 - 2.2 27 34 - - 7 - - 3.6 - 325 0.1 52 [39, 43]
Corchorus tridens 308 23.6 3.4 8.4 75 1912 308 198 14 4.1 6.2 1.1 6.6 386 73.3 - 78 [37, 44]
Amaranthus hybridus 53 6 0.5 2.81 6.0 2363 604 4.2 427 24 2 18 21 1317 31.3 2.75 495 [33, 45, 46]