Composition of sonoran desert foods used by Tohono O'Odham and Pima Indians

Charles W. Weber, Radziah B. Ariffin, Gary P Nabhan, Ahmed Idouraine, Edwin A. Kohlhepp

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Fifty-eight raw food samples were analyzed for proximate, acid detergent fiber (ADF) and dietary (soluble & insoluble) fiber and mineral composition. Food samples were from both home gardens and samples collected from desert plants. The two major sources were bean and corn samples. Bean samples averaged 22.72% (19.66% to 25.6%) protein and 7.16% ADF. Corn samples ranged from 9.2% to 12.2% protein and cactus pads ranged from 0.5% to 0.9% protein and from 0.4% to 2.4% ADF. Cactus fruit ranged from 0.8% to 3.4% protein and 3.6% to 10.7% ADF. The wild greens ranged from 5.1% to 7.6% protein and from 4.4% to 10.7% ADF. Total dietary fiber (TDF) ranged from 1.37% to 69.86% and soluble fiber from 0.05% to 7.64%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalEcology of Food Nutrition
Volume35
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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acid
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Mineral Fibers
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Keywords

  • Beans
  • Cactus
  • Corn
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Sonoran desert foods

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  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Weber, C. W., Ariffin, R. B., Nabhan, G. P., Idouraine, A., & Kohlhepp, E. A. (1996). Composition of sonoran desert foods used by Tohono O'Odham and Pima Indians. Ecology of Food Nutrition, 35(2), 95-104.

Composition of sonoran desert foods used by Tohono O'Odham and Pima Indians. / Weber, Charles W.; Ariffin, Radziah B.; Nabhan, Gary P; Idouraine, Ahmed; Kohlhepp, Edwin A.

In: Ecology of Food Nutrition, Vol. 35, No. 2, 1996, p. 95-104.

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Weber, CW, Ariffin, RB, Nabhan, GP, Idouraine, A & Kohlhepp, EA 1996, 'Composition of sonoran desert foods used by Tohono O'Odham and Pima Indians', Ecology of Food Nutrition, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 95-104.
Weber, Charles W. ; Ariffin, Radziah B. ; Nabhan, Gary P ; Idouraine, Ahmed ; Kohlhepp, Edwin A. / Composition of sonoran desert foods used by Tohono O'Odham and Pima Indians. In: Ecology of Food Nutrition. 1996 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 95-104.
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