Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (14): 1-3.

• Articles •    

An Analysis of Selenium Contents of Wild Vegetable in Xishuangbanna

XU YouKai1,LIU HongMao,XIAO ChunFeng,CHAN Yu WU ZhaoLu,DAO XiangSheng,CAI ChuangTao   

  1. Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Mengla 666303,China;Yunnan Analytic and Testing Research Institute,Kunming 650051,China
  • Online:2003-12-26 Published:2003-12-26

Abstract: Selenium is a vital trace element.The selenium content of foods is lower than the need of maintenance,growth and reproduction for human being.It is an important approach to search for natural food being rich in selenium.68 wild vegetables with high or low selenium content were presented in this paper.The results showed that the average content of them is 00853?mg kg-1 in dry sample,which is lower than that in cultivated vegetables.Among them,8 species were separated into high selenium content,34 species into the lower and 26 species into the lowest.

Key words: Wild vegetable