Plants/Leaves with more lignin and other biochemicals

Maria_buitrago1October 25, 2012

Hi everyone,

I am trying to identify plants and mainly leaves that contain more lignin(and other biochemicals) than other leaves. For instance I know that Tomato skin has a high content of Lignin.

And pine needles have a high content of Lignin too.

Some one has more examples to identify this biochemicals?

I also need plants/leaves/fruits with high content of the following biochemicals:

Cellulose

Starch

Xylan

Cutin

Silica

Ribulose 5-biphosphate

Peroxidase

Glutathione

Ascorbic Acid

Thank you very much for the tips

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texasflip(Nacogdoches, TX z8)

Potatoes sure have a lot of starch in them...
Horsetails (Equisetum) contain large amounts of silica in their stems.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 5:44PM
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gardengal48

Cotton fiber (Gossypium) is nearly 90% cellulose, hemp fiber about 75%

Starch is found concentrated in some root vegetables (potates, cassava, taro) and cereals - wheat, maize/corn, rice, etc.

Xylan is found primarily in grains and grasses.

Cutin is present in fruits with shiny surfaces - apples, cherries, nectarines - and in many broadleaved evergreen shrubs with very glossy foliage, like laurels, boxwood, gardenias, camellias, Hedera helix.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 2:52PM
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chervil2(z5 MA)

Ascorbic acid, aka vitamin C, is high in many fruits and vegetables.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ascorbic Acid Link

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 2:05PM
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