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

Species attracting attention:
for likely nutraceutical production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely nutraceutical 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]  [dietary fibre]  [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]  [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

Nutraceutical (55.8)

Poa lanuginosa

Nutraceutical (43.8)

Plantago patagonica

Nutraceutical (36.7)

Acacia colei

Nutraceutical (33.0)

Garcinia cambogia

Nutraceutical (32.7)

Salvia hispanica

Nutraceutical (29.6)

Prosopis alpataco

Nutraceutical (24.5)

Yucca schidigera

Nutraceutical (24.4)

Oenothera biennis

Nutraceutical (23.8)

Ginko biloba

Nutraceutical (23.2)

Celtis bungeana

Nutraceutical (21.0)

Euterpe oleracea

Nutraceutical (21.0)

Undaria pinnatifida

Nutraceutical (19.9)

Epipogium roseum

Nutraceutical (19.4)

Basella alba

Nutraceutical (18.8)

Cynara scolymus

Nutraceutical (18.1)

Astragalus angustifolius

Nutraceutical (17.2)

Plantago ovata

Nutraceutical (16.4)

Alpinia mutica

Nutraceutical (16.3)

Lepidium meyenii

Nutraceutical (15.7)

Chenopodium pallidicaule

Nutraceutical (15.5)

Hexalectris spicata

Nutraceutical (15.4)

Macrotyloma geocarpa

Nutraceutical (14.5)

Digitaria exilis

Nutraceutical (14.3)

Paxillus involutus

Nutraceutical (13.8)

Lupinus angustifolius

Nutraceutical (13.3)

Cullen australasicum

Nutraceutical (12.9)

Dracocephalum moldavica

Nutraceutical (12.8)

Goodyera oblongifolia

Nutraceutical (12.6)

Gingko biloba

Nutraceutical (12.5)

Collinsia sparsiflora

Nutraceutical (12.5)

Plantago psyllium

Nutraceutical (12.4)

Cichorium intybus

Nutraceutical (12.3)

Actaea racemosa

Nutraceutical (11.8)

Ensete ventricosum

Nutraceutical (10.8)

Laminaria japonica

Nutraceutical (10.7)

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Nutraceutical (10.6)

Curcuma domestica

Nutraceutical (10.4)

Laminaria digitata

Nutraceutical (10.0)

Vaccinium oxycoccos

Nutraceutical (9.8)

Cestrum diurnum

Nutraceutical (9.6)

Opuntia streptacantha

Nutraceutical (9.0)

Fagopyrum tataricum

Nutraceutical (8.6)

Vaccinium myrtillus

Nutraceutical (8.6)

Malpighia emarginata

Nutraceutical (8.5)

Cornus mas

Nutraceutical (8.4)

Momordica cochinchinensis

Nutraceutical (8.1)

Oxalis tuberosa

Nutraceutical (8.1)

Polymnia sonchifolia

Nutraceutical (7.7)

Amorphophallus konjac

Nutraceutical (7.5)

Ipomoea batatas

Nutraceutical (7.4)

Hippophae rhamnoides

Nutraceutical (7.1)

Cimicifuga racemosa

Nutraceutical (7.1)

Cornus kousa

Nutraceutical (6.9)

Vaccinium angustifolium

Nutraceutical (6.7)

Adenocarpus viscosus

Nutraceutical (6.7)

Curcuma longa

Nutraceutical (6.6)

Bauhinia purpurea

Nutraceutical (6.6)

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Nutraceutical (6.4)

Rhizanthella gardneri

Nutraceutical (6.3)

Maclura tinctoria

Nutraceutical (6.2)

Momordica balsamina

Nutraceutical (6.1)

Luzula luzuloides

Nutraceutical (5.8)

Acacia saligna

Nutraceutical (5.8)

Caragana chamlagu

Nutraceutical (5.6)

Rosa rubiginosa

Nutraceutical (5.6)

Morinda citrifolia

Nutraceutical (5.5)

Clausena lansium

Nutraceutical (5.4)

Cactus opuntia

Nutraceutical (5.4)

Perilla frutescens

Nutraceutical (5.4)

Quillaja saponaria

Nutraceutical (5.3)

Ginkgo biloba

Nutraceutical (5.2)

Ephedra sinica

Nutraceutical (5.2)

Atriplex amnicola

Nutraceutical (5.1)

Ulva rigida

Nutraceutical (5.1)

Citrus aurantium

Nutraceutical (4.9)

Rhodiola rosea

Nutraceutical (4.9)

Flammulina velutipes

Nutraceutical (4.9)

Ulva lactuca

Nutraceutical (4.8)

Mentha cordifolia

Nutraceutical (4.8)

Canavalia gladiata

Nutraceutical (4.8)

Salvia plebeia

Nutraceutical (4.7)

Microseris lanceolata

Nutraceutical (4.7)

Biophytum petersianum

Nutraceutical (4.6)

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Nutraceutical (4.4)

Ceratonia siliqua

Nutraceutical (4.3)

Panax quinquefolius

Nutraceutical (4.3)

Archontophoenix alexandrae

Nutraceutical (4.2)

Atriplex nummularia

Nutraceutical (4.2)

Paullinia cupana

Nutraceutical (3.9)

Amaranthus cruentus

Nutraceutical (3.3)

Cicer arietinum

Nutraceutical (3.3)

Tylosema esculentum

Nutraceutical (2.3)

Cestrum parqui

Nutraceutical (2.1)

Corallorhiza trifida


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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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