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Barley Leaf Nutritional Analyses;
12 Sept 2002
Certificate of Analysis
Samples Analysed
Barley Grass Leaf Powder
Wheat Leaf Powder
Date Analysed
4 August 2002
Crop & Food Reference
JTB-BG1 & JTB-WL1
Results
Chlorophyll determined spectrophotometrically
Carotenoids determined spectrophotometrically as
ß-carotene equivalents

Sample ID

Analsis

mg/g

Barley Grass

Carotenoids

0.71

Chlorophyll

9.82

Wheat Leaf

Carotenoids

1.04

Chlorophyll

9.07

Comments:
Methods for determination of chlorophyll and carotenoid content (ß-carotene equivalents) adapted from: Knee, M. 1972: Anthocyanin, carotenoid, and chlorophyll changes in the peel of Cox's Orange Pippin apples during ripening on and off the tree. Journal of Experimental Botany 23: 184-196.
Analyst Carolyn Lister

Qualifying Statement
The results given in this report apply only to the samples provided to Crop and Food Research, which may or may not be representative of the entire samples of plant material.
Analysis; The following analysis was carried out in 2002 on a crop of barley that is typical for this farm;
The analysis was done by Crop and Food Research NZ

Barley Grass Nutritional Analyses 

Results apply to samples as received

 

Units

Amount

Energy

kJ/100g

1054.1

Nitrogen

%

4.68

Protein

g/100g

29.25

Fat – total

g/100g

5.04

Fat – saturated

 

 

      Lauric acid (12:0)

g/100g

0.02

      Palmitic acid (16:0)

g/100g

0.52

      Stearic acid (18:0)

g/100g

0.03

      Behenic acid (22:0)

g/100g

0.03

      Lignoceric acid (24:0)

g/100g

0.02

Fat – unsaturated

 

 

      Oleic acid (18:1)

g/100g

0.06

      Linoleic acid (18:2)

g/100g

0.35

      Linolenic acid (18:3)

g/100g

3.13

Fat – unidentified

g/100g

0.87

Carbohydrate – total

g/100g

3.41 [1]

Carbohydrate – starch

g/100g

0.31

Carbohydrate – sugars

 

 

      Fructose

g/100g

0.9

      Glucose

g/100g

1.1

      Lactose

g/100g

<0.1

      Maltose

g/100g

<0.1

      Sucrose

g/100g

1.1

Fibre [2]

g/100g

39.05

Aluminium

mg/100g

6.1

Arsenic

mg/100g

<25

Boron

mg/100g

280

Cadmium

mg/100g

10

Calcium

mg/100g

330

Cesium

mg/100g

1.1

Chromium

mg/100g

92

Cobalt

mg/100g

3.2

Copper

mg/100g

720

Iron

mg/100g

10

Lead

mg/100g

20

Lithium

mg/100g

4

Magnesium

mg/100g

180

Manganese

mg/100g

5400

Mercury

mg/100g

<2

Molybdenum

mg/100g

42

Nickel

mg/100g

21

Phosphorus

mg/100g

430

Potassium

mg/100g

4300

Rubidium

mg/100g

10

Selenium

mg/100g

<25

Sodium

mg/100g

50

Tin

mg/100g

<3

Vanadium

mg/100g

<25

Zinc

mg/100g

2600

Vitamin C

mg/100g

191

Vitamin E

IU/100g

6.8

Thiamine

mg/100g

1.19

Vitamin B2 &#8211; total

mg/100g

2.41

Vitamin B3 &#8211; total

mg/100g

6.07

Vitamin B6 &#8211; total

mg/100g

1.26

Folic acid

mg/100g

1305

Beta-carotene

mg/100g

<10

Amino Acid Profile

Free Amino Acids

mg/g

% weight [3]

      D,L-O-Phosphoserine

0.00

      Taurine

ND

0.00

      O-Phosphoethanolamine

ND

0.00

      L-Aspartic acid

0.46

3.63

      L-Hydroxyproline

ND

0.00

      L-Threonine

0.89

7.04

      L-Serine

0.92

7.32

      L-Asparagine

2.07

16.40

      L-Glutamic acid

1.05

8.36

      L-Glutamine

0.64

5.05

      D,L-a-Aminoadipic acid

ND

0.00

      L-Proline

0.14

1.13

      Glycine

0.07

0.54

      L-Alanine

1.21

9.59

      Citrulline

ND

0.00

      L-a-Amino-n-butyric acid

ND

0.00

      L-Valine

0.49

3.92

      L-Cystine

ND

0.00

      L-Methionine

0.06

0.47

      L-Cystathione

ND

0.00

      L-Isoleucine

0.32

2.53

      L-Leucine

0.38

2.99

      L-Norleucine

ND

0.00

      L-Tyrosine

0.16

1.29

      L-Phenylalanine

0.25

1.99

      b-Alanine

ND

0.00

      D,L-b-Amino-i-butyric acid

0.17

1.33

      D,L-Homocystine

ND

0.00

      g-Amino butyric acid

2.65

20.98

      L-Tryptophan

ND

0.00

      Ethanolamine

ND

0.00

      D,L & allo-Hydroxylysine

ND

0.00

      Ammonia

0.04

0.30

      L-Ornithine

ND

0.00

      L-Lysine

0.23

1.83

      L-Histidine

0.18

1.41

      L-3-Methylhistidine

ND

0.00

      L-1-Methylhistidine

ND

0.00

      L-Arginine

0.24

1.88

    TOTAL

12.61

100.00

Amino Acid Profile

After Hydrolysis

mg/g

% weight [5]

      Alanine

16.2

7.4

      Arginine

15.1

6.9

      Aspartic acid [6]

28.0

12.8

      Glutamic acid6

30.2

13.8

      Glycine

12.3

5.7

      Histidine

5.5

2.5

      Isoleucine

9.0

4.1

      Leucine

20.5

9.4

      Lysine

15.7

7.2

      Phenylalanine

12.9

5.9

      Proline

12.6

5.8

      Serine

12.2

5.6

      Threonine

1.3

0.6

      Tyrosine

9.8

4.5

      Valine

16.8

7.7

    TOTAL

218.0

100.0

[1] Minimum value

[2] Total dietary fibre

[3] Relative amount of each amino acid as a percentage of the total reported

[4] ND: not detected

[5] Relative amount of each amino acid as a percentage of the total reported

[6] The results for aspartic acid and glutamic acid may include contribution from asparagines and glutamine that have been converted to aspartic acid and glutamic acid during acid hydrolysis