Economic Botany

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 211–216 | Cite as

Amino acid profile of manioc leaf protein in relation to nutritive value

  • David J. Rogers
  • Max Milner


Leaves of 20 cultivars of manioc (Manihot escutenta) from Jamaica and Brazil were analyzed for 18 amino acids. The essential amino acid profile indicated a definite deficiency in methionine only, while the high lysine value suggests that this protein might be a useful supplement to certain cereal diets. Rats rejected diets coataining the lyophilized uncooked leaf at protein levels as low as 10%, but this rejection was apparently not related to the cyanide content of manioc leaf.


Manioc ECONOmiC Botany Essential Amino Acid Vegetable Protein Amino Acid Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Rogers
    • 1
  • Max Milner
    • 2
  1. 1.The New York Botanical GardenNew York 58
  2. 2.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United NationsNew York

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