New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Species attracting attention:
for likely dietary-fibre production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of dietary-fibre production
amongst the 68 crop uses/products investigated for each species

Listings of species attracting attention by scientific name, common name or keyword are available here.
The listing of all species on the website is available here.

Other likely crop uses/products investigated are:

[allelopathy]  [aquatic]  [beverage]  [biofuel]  [bioindicator]  [birdseed]  [boundary]  [breeding]  [cane/bamboo]  [cereal]  [charcoal]  [chewing]  [clothing fibre]  [companion plant]  [cosmetics]  [cut flower]  [dye]  [erosion control]  [essential oil]  [flavouring/spice]  [fodder]  [food dye]  [food for humans]  [forage]  [fruit]  [fuelwood]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [honey]  [host for disease]  [industrial product]  [insect repellent]  [insectivorous]  [jewellery]  [medicinal]  [model]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [oilseed/fat]  [ornamental]  [paper pulp]  [pesticide]  [phytoamelioration]  [phytoextractive]  [plant grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [resin]  [revegetation]  [rubber]  [seagrass]  [shade]  [smoking]  [soil amelioration]  [starch]  [sweetener]  [tannin]  [timber]  [turf]  [vegetable]  [wastewater treatment]  [weed]  [wood fibre]


Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):

Species name

Dietary Fibre (87.0)

Microseris lanceolata

Dietary Fibre (76.1)

Polymnia sonchifolia

Dietary Fibre (66.3)

Archontophoenix alexandrae

Dietary Fibre (60.4)

Plantago ovata

Dietary Fibre (41.0)

Plantago psyllium

Dietary Fibre (33.7)

Salvia hispanica

Dietary Fibre (27.4)

Cynara scolymus

Dietary Fibre (25.1)

Amorphophallus konjac

Dietary Fibre (19.5)

Rosa rubiginosa

Dietary Fibre (14.5)

Laminaria digitata

Dietary Fibre (13.5)

Acacia schaffneri

Dietary Fibre (13.3)

Fagopyrum tataricum

Dietary Fibre (12.7)

Acacia colei

Dietary Fibre (11.8)

Laminaria japonica

Dietary Fibre (11.3)

Undaria pinnatifida

Dietary Fibre (10.0)

Artocarpus odoratissimus

Dietary Fibre (9.7)

Biophytum petersianum

Dietary Fibre (9.0)

Byrsonima crassifolia

Dietary Fibre (8.2)

Macrotyloma geocarpa

Dietary Fibre (8.0)

Morus indica

Dietary Fibre (7.8)

Inula helenium

Dietary Fibre (7.2)

Citrus aurantium

Dietary Fibre (6.9)

Ceratonia siliqua

Dietary Fibre (6.8)

Theobroma cacao

Dietary Fibre (6.7)

Acacia senegal

Dietary Fibre (6.6)

Eragrostis tef

Dietary Fibre (6.2)

Chenopodium pallidicaule

Dietary Fibre (6.2)

Averrhoa carambola

Dietary Fibre (5.7)

Rubus glaucus

Dietary Fibre (5.4)

Helianthus petiolaris

Dietary Fibre (5.4)

Phoenix dactylifera

Dietary Fibre (5.3)

Erythrina variegata

Dietary Fibre (5.0)

Euterpe edulis

Dietary Fibre (4.7)

Guizotia abyssinica

Dietary Fibre (4.6)

Enterolobium contortisiliquum

Dietary Fibre (4.5)

Malpighia emarginata

Dietary Fibre (4.3)

Euterpe oleracea

Dietary Fibre (4.0)

Gevuina avellana

Dietary Fibre (3.3)

Amaranthus cruentus

Dietary Fibre (2.9)

Aloe barbadensis

Dietary Fibre (2.2)

Cactus opuntia

Dietary Fibre (1.9)

Basella alba


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service;DJ Mabberley (1997) The Plant Book, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition); JH Wiersma and B Leon (1999) World Economic Plants, CRC Press; RJ Hnatiuk (1990) Census of Australian Vascular Plants, Australian Government Publishing Service; for information: Science Direct; Wiley Online Library; High Wire; Oxford Journals; USDA National Agricultural Library; for synonyms: The Plant List; for common names:; etc.

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