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Taro (Colocasia esculenta), tuber, dried

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 89.5       1  
Crude protein % DM 8.1 2.6 3.1 10.8 10  
Crude fibre % DM 6.1 2.9 2.4 10.9 9  
NDF % DM 11.4         *
ADF % DM 8.5         *
Lignin % DM 3.1         *
Ether extract % DM 1.0 1.1 0.4 3.9 9  
Ash % DM 4.0 1.6 2.2 6.0 6  
Starch (polarimetry) % DM 76.8       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.3 1.6 14.9 18.4 5 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 4.8       1  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6   1.3 3.8 2  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Alanine % protein 5.9       1  
Arginine % protein 7.7       1  
Aspartic acid % protein 12.4       1  
Cystine % protein 3.9       1  
Glutamic acid % protein 13.8       1  
Glycine % protein 5.0       1  
Histidine % protein 2.0       1  
Isoleucine % protein 3.4       1  
Leucine % protein 7.3       1  
Lysine % protein 4.3       1  
Methionine % protein 2.3       1  
Phenylalanine % protein 5.5       1  
Proline % protein 4.2       1  
Serine % protein 5.6       1  
Threonine % protein 3.9       1  
Tyrosine % protein 4.3       1  
Valine % protein 5.2       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 0.0       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 85.1         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 81.4         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 14.1         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.8         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 62.7         *
               
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 86.9         *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 15.0         *
               
Poultry nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
AME poultry MJ/kg DM 11.7   11.4 12.1 2  
AMEn broiler MJ/kg DM 10.8 1.6 8.7 12.3 6  

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

References

Abdulrashid et al., 2009; Fetuga et al., 1976; Ravindran et al., 1994; Ravindran et al., 1996; Samarasinghe et al., 1992; Szylit et al., 1977; Teguia et al., 2007

Last updated on 07/08/2013 16:40:25

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