Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392
Acta Amaz. vol.15 no.1-2 Manaus Mar./June 1985
Junça (Cyperus esculentus Linné), edible bulb of Maranhão that has good nutritional value. F. Marx, and W. E. Kerr.
Bulbs of junça one sold in the streets oF Sao Luis, Ma, Brazil, as a delicacy. It has good nutritional value like: 6-10% protein, 6.95 to 9,32mg/lOOg of alpha-tocoferol, 1.20 to 2.52mg/100 of gama-tocoferol, 424.4mg/100g of K and 3,5mg/100g of Zn.Our samples had 1.4% glicose and 16.0% of saccharose. Literature is revised and this bulb is recommended for human consumption.