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El-Moghazy AM, El-Sayyad SM, Abdel-Baky AM, Bechalt EY. 
“A Phytochemical Study of Opuntia Ficus Indica (L.) Mill Cultivated in Egypt”. 
Egypt. J. pharm Sci.. 1982;23(1-4):247-254.
FROM the modified leafy stems of Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Mill, mescaline, tyramine and N-methyltyramine were isolated and identified. A mucilage was prepared and studied. From the flower petals, the flavinoids penduletin, kaempferol, luteolin. quercitrin and rutin were isolated and identified. The fruits contain more than 8 85% w/w of sugars composed of pentoses, hexoses, hexuronic acids and polysaccharides. In addition organic acids were identified accompanied by ascorbic acid which is present in a 0.094%.
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