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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 23

Composition. — The mean of two analyses


The mean of two analyses.

Per cent.
Moisture 11.40
Nitrogenous matter 23.25
Starchy matter 61.43
Fatty or oily matter 0.82
Mineral constituents (ash) 3.10
Total 100.00
185.Horse gram (Caroopoo colloo), Dolichos uniflorus, Macas.
186.Horse gram (Caroopoo colloo), Dolichos uniflorus, Maras.
187.Bhoot or soy bean, Soja hispida.

Cultivated in many parts to the north of India. This is the sain as the well-known Chinese bean, which constitutes such a large article trade between the northern and southern ports of China. Of all vegetable sultances, it is richer in nitrogenous or "flesh-forming" matter than any yet discovered.