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Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), stems, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 6.7 1.1 5.9 7.9 3
Crude protein % DM 13.1 5.2 6.3 19.1 7
Crude fibre % DM 21.8 5.3 15.2 30.9 7
NDF % DM 55.1 2.1 52.7 56.5 3
ADF % DM 34.3 4.6 29.7 38.9 3
Lignin % DM 11.5 10.6 12.4 2
Ether extract % DM 1.8 0.8 0.9 3.2 7
Ash % DM 21.8 6.2 17.6 34.9 7
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 15.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 14.1 7.1 4.1 22.5 6
Phosphorus g/kg DM 7.4 3.7 1.0 11.1 6
Potassium g/kg DM 45.4 26.5 27.3 75.9 3
Sodium g/kg DM 7.6 4.1 4.0 12.1 3
Magnesium g/kg DM 58.0 118.6 1.5 270.0 5
Manganese mg/kg DM 288 273 88 599 3
Zinc mg/kg DM 22 9 15 32 3
Copper mg/kg DM 15 23 1 42 3
Iron mg/kg DM 130 82 178 2
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Alanine % protein 3.5 1
Arginine % protein 2.6 1
Aspartic acid % protein 30.1 1
Cystine % protein 0.6 1
Glutamic acid % protein 10.2 1
Glycine % protein 3.1 1
Histidine % protein 1.2 1
Isoleucine % protein 2.8 1
Leucine % protein 4.5 1
Lysine % protein 2.8 1
Methionine % protein 0.7 1
Phenylalanine % protein 3.1 1
Proline % protein 3.3 1
Serine % protein 2.6 1
Threonine % protein 2.8 1
Tryptophan % protein 0.9 1
Tyrosine % protein 1.9 1
Valine % protein 3.1 1
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 0.8 0.6 1.0 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, ruminants (gas production) % 58 56 60 2
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 6.3 5.8 6.7 2

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

References

Abdelhamid et al., 1991; Aregheore et al., 2000; CIRAD, 1991; Vo Van Son et al., 2002; Wolverton et al., 1978

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:43

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