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Plants/Leaves with more lignin and other biochemicals

Posted by Maria_buitrago1 none (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 25, 12 at 3:34

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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RE: Plants/Leaves with more lignin and other biochemicals

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


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RE: Plants/Leaves with more lignin and other biochemicals

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.


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RE: Plants/Leaves with more lignin and other biochemicals

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

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


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