Anticancer Activity and Nutritional Value of Glinus lotoides

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Mengesha AE, Youan BB. Anticancer activity and nutritional value of extracts of the seed of Glinus lotoides. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2010;56(5):311-8. PubMed PMID: 21228502. [Free full text via PubMed Central.]

Researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City studied the anticancer activity and nutritional values of the seeds of Glinus lotoides, used as a dietary vegetable and medicinal plant in Asia and Africa.

They found that the seeds of G. lotoides contain protein, carbohydrate, fat, ash, moisture, sugar profile and fatty acids, supporting the nutritional value of the seeds. They also found nutritional compounds of well-established chemopreventive activity, including vitamin E, folic acid, selenium and calcium, and evidence of antioxidant activity, suggesting that the seeds could potentially be used in the diet for prevention of cancer and warranting further confirmatory studies.

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