Chemical Composition of Broussonetia Papyrifera Flowers

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Corolla and receptacle of Broussonetia papyrifera from South China were analyzed separately for chemical composition. In this plant’s corolla,the crude protein, crude fat and carbohydrates were 7.08%, 3.72% and 64.73% respectively in dry weight. In the receptacle, the crude protein, crude fat and carbohydrates were 4.75%, 8.08% and 67.03% respectively. Unsaturated fatty acids concentration was 68% of total fatty acids. The percentage of the essential amino acids (EAAs) in total amino acids was 34.52%in corolla and 27.96% in receptacle. Furthermore,many mineral celements composition and vitamins are rich in B. papyrifera flowers. In corolla, calcium is 10015 mg/kg, magnesium is 1989.6 mg/kg, zinc is 62.6 mg/kg, iron is 306.6 mg/kg, VE is 1.35mg/100g.These results suggest that, the fiowers could be used in dietary supplements preparations or as food additives.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 236-238)

Edited by:

Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao

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2581-2585

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.236-238.2581

Citation:

J. Sun et al., "Chemical Composition of Broussonetia Papyrifera Flowers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 2581-2585, 2011

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May 2011

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