Nutritional Analysis for Kiawe- Prosopis Pallida
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Aloha, below is a print out of the nutritional analysis of kiawe pods printed here with permission from the authors. Kiawe co-evolved with mega fauna. Kiawe was brought to Hawaii by Father Bachalot. All animals, including humans can eat ground kiawe meal. The meal or flour is a whole pod product and will contain ground seeds and fruit pulp. Generally, no anti-nutrients or feeding deterrents are known from kiawe. It has been used as human animal food for thousands of years.
*Chemical Composition of Prosopis Pallida Fruit Pulp
Components g/100g of Dry Matter
Total dietary fiber 32.22
Reducing sugars 2.14
Total soluble polyphenols 0.82
Minerals: mg/100g of Dry Matter
Vitamins: mg/kg of original matter
A not detected
Nicotinic acid 31.00
Folic acid 0.18
Calcium pantothenate 10.50
Amino Acid Composition of Prosopis Pallida Cotyledon
Amino Acid g/100g of original matter
Aspartic acid 4.980
Glutamic acid 11.842
Total fat content of Prosopis Pallida cotyledons = 7%
Linoleic acid (39%)
Oleic acid (29%)
Palmitic acid (13%)
Stearic acid (10%)
Vitamin Contents in Prosopis Pallida Seeds
Vitamin mg/kg of original matter
Nicotinic acid 15.00
Folic acid 0.69
Calcium pantothenate 17.10
*Table from Grados and Cruz 1998.