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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 01)
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Physical Features and Nutritional Value of the Traditional Picking Vegetable, Cuervea isangiensis (De Wild.) N. Hallé in Congo-Brazzaville

F. Mbemba, J.M. Moutsamboté, J.M. Nzikou, M. Mvoula-Tsieri, S. Itoua-Okouango, I. Nganga, Z. Mboungou and Th. Silou
Corresponding Author:  F. Mbemba 

Key words:  Caloric value, Cuervea isangiensis (De wild.) N. Hallé, nutritional value, physical features, vegetable-picking, ,
Vol. 5 , (01): 72-76
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October 12, 2012 November 23, 2012 January 15, 2013
Abstract:

Nsinga kuata or Mbumba kua in local language is a vegetable. It pushes to the wild state. Outside its knowledge on the geographical distribution, one does not arrange the scientific information. The data of this study showed that the name of this vegetable is Cuervea isangiensis (De Wild.) N. Hallé. the physical features are: Length 15.32±0.22 cm; width 5.67±0.17 cm. The nutritional values of the vegetable-leaves are: Protein (9.59±0.41 g/100 g), lipids (4.00±0.06 g/100 g), total carbohydrate (25.75±0.42 g/100 g), caloric contribution (177.36 Kcal or 741.36 Kj/100 g). In conclusion, this vegetable is rich in protein, lipid and in total carbohydrate. Prepared alone or added to some sauces or with peanut dough, it constitutes a good food against the Caloric Protein Malnutrition (MPC).
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F. Mbemba, J.M. Moutsamboté, J.M. Nzikou, M. Mvoula-Tsieri, S. Itoua-Okouango, I. Nganga, Z. Mboungou and Th. Silou, 2013. Physical Features and Nutritional Value of the Traditional Picking Vegetable, Cuervea isangiensis (De Wild.) N. Hallé in Congo-Brazzaville.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 5(01): 72-76.
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