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What about Tobacco for Food?

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Dr. Benjamin Ershoff and Dr. Samuel Wildman, both research biologists at the University of California at Los Angeles, have recently discovered the tobacco leaf contains the protein fraction-1. Fraction-1 contains all of the essential amino acids and can be used to supplement low-protein diets and help to meet nutritional requirements of patients suffering gastro-intestinal disorders. The protein yield from an acre of tobacco is four times that of a soybean field, and tobacco protein has no odor or taste.\r\n
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 46 Issue 2, July 1978, p12-13, 37, il