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Melon (Cucumis melo), fruit, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 8.2 6.6 9.7 2
Crude protein % DM 17.7 3.1 15.3 21.2 3
Crude fibre % DM 24.8 21.2 28.4 2
NDF % DM 8.0 1
Ether extract % DM 4.8 5.7 0.2 11.2 3
Ash % DM 15.7 8.8 9.0 25.7 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.5 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.9 4.5 5.3 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.4 3.0 5.7 2
Potassium g/kg DM 49.6 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, ruminants (gas production) % 84 1
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 8.3 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 51.2 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 9.0 *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

CIRAD, 1991; Neumark, 1970; Tobias Marino et al., 2010

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:34

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