oa South African Medical Journal - The food value of some common edible leaves
|Article Title||The food value of some common edible leaves|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Biochemical Department, South African Institute for Medical Research|
|Publication Date||Oct 1936|
|Pages||699 - 707|
|Keyword(s)||Amaranthaceae, Capparidacea, Chenopodiaceae, Cultivated plants, Food, Leaves, Lerotho, Morogo, Portulacaceae and Urticaceae|
Information obtained from various parts of the Union shows that the leaves of certain common plants are being regularly used as food by the Native population. The bearing of these very inexpensive and easily obtainable foodstuffs on certain nutritional problems is very briefly discussed, and it is suggested that their continued use should be encouraged and if possible extended.
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