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Table 1 Proximate composition (% of fresh weight) of plant storage tissues rich in oil or carbohydrate

From: Sucrose metabolism in developing oil-rich tubers of Cyperus esculentus: comparative transcriptome analysis

Plant storage tissues Plant Starch Lipid Sugars Protein Fiber Moisture Reference
Seed Arabidopsis thaliana (Ws) 0.03 36.0 2.1 30.0   7.0 [23]
Rape seed (Brassica napus) 0.6 44.3 16.6 10.8   5.0 [90]
Castor bean (Ricinus communis) 23.32 35.4 trace 28.63 1.68 7.43 [91]
Soybean (Glycine max) 13.53 19.94 7.33 36.49 9.3 8.54 [92]
Rice (Oryza sativa) 78.53 0.66 0.12 7.13 1.3 11.62 [92]
Maize (Zea mays) 10.44 1.35 6.26 3.27 2.0 76.05 [92]
Fruit Avocado (Persea americana) 1.54 15.41 0.3 1.96 6.8 72.33 [92]
Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) 9.8 81.9 1.0 2.2 3.8 trace [92]
Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) 1.8 0.15 66.47 1.81 6.7 21.32 [92]
Grape (Vitis vinifera) trace 0.1 6.98 0.63 1.1 90.89 [92]
Root Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) trace 0.17 6.76 1.61 2.8 87.58 [92]
Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas) 10.29 3.88 6.63 0.66 0.88 70.54 [93]
Tuber Potato (Solanum tuberosum) 13.82 0.16 0.47 1.97 0.68 78.75 [94]
Tigernut (Cyperus esculentus) 29.90 24.49 15.42 5.04 8.91 26.00 [95]