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Nutritional Value of the Duckweed Species of the Genus Wolffia (Lemnaceae) as Human Food

Appenroth, Klaus-J. ; Sree, K. Sowjanya ; Bog, Manuela ; Ecker, Josef ; Seeliger, Claudine ; Böhm, Volker ; Lorkowski, Stefan ; Sommer, Katrin ; Vetter, Walter ; Tolzin-Banasch, Karla ; Kirmse, Rita ; Leiterer, Matthias ; Dawczynski, Christine ; Liebisch, Gerhard ; Jahreis, Gerhard


Species of the genus Wolffia are traditionally used as human food in some of the Asian countries. Therefore, all 11 species of this genus, identified by molecular barcoding, were investigated for ingredients relevant to human nutrition. The total protein content varied between 20 and 30% of the freeze-dry weight, the starch content between 10 and 20%, the fat content between 1 and 5%, and the ...


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