UN University releases report on underutilised plant species

  • 2014•06•02     Vibe Ghana

    Excerpt from the Vibe Ghana article:

    The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) has released two research reports that affirm the potentials of some traditional plant species in tackling malnutrition, particularly among poor populations in Africa.

    The first research, conducted by Dr. Muibait O. Bello, a Visiting Scholar to the Institute, reveals that the leaves of baobab tree, locust bean tree and black plum tree contain high levels of fibre, calcium, zinc and magnesium.

    … Similarly, in the second research report, Dr. Catherine V. Nnamani, another Visiting Scholar to the Institute, affirmed that black nightshade leaves, another underutilized plant species, contains higher nutritional values among the 15 other traditional leafy vegetables in her research.