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Spider Plants

Discussion in 'Tropical Plants' started by Iggysmommie, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Iggysmommie

    Iggysmommie Elite Member

    I know that the Chlorophytum comosum Or Spider Plant is ok for Iguanas to have in their vivariums but I am having a hard time finding the nutrional value for it. I have read that is is also one of those plants that people can eat as well. I found this site but I cant understand it to well. Is there anyone here that can help with this?

    Studies on Nutritional Values of Some Wild Edible Plants from Iran and India

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  2. Spyral

    Spyral Elite Member

    Had no idea it could be used as a food source!

    I did some digging and found this PDF:

    http://203.64.245.61/fulltext_pdf/E/2006-2010/e01052.pdf

    It goes into nutrition different parts of the plant, but here's some info for the new, raw leaves:

    Water: 86.6
    Protein: 4.8
    Fat: 0.4
    Carbohydrates: 5.2
    Fiber: 1.2
    Ash: 3.0

    These are grams out of 100 grams of dry leaves, so consider them percents.

    Calcium to Phosphorus ratio: 2.5:1

    The data in the chart gets a little confusing, but I believe the Ca:p ratio to be accurate according to the data given.

    I never knew spider plants were so useful! :)
     

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