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

  title={Amino acid profile of manioc leaf protein in relation to nutritive value},
  author={David J. Rogers and Max Milner},
  journal={Economic Botany},
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. 


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