In this study, the nutritional components of Coix lachryma-jobi were analyzed. The results showed that Coix lachryma-jobi was a kind of herbaceous plant with high nutritional value. Its total protein content was 17.5 %, and its essential amino acid content and branched-chain amino acid content covered 35 % and 17 % of the total amino acid content, respectively. Its total fat content was 5.9 %, in which unsaturated fatty acid accounted for 85 %. It was abundant in mineral elements, polysaccharide, and antioxidant components. Theoretic foundation was given to the development of products of Coix lachryma-jobi.
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