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Psyllium (Plantago ovata)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
Psyllium, blond psyllium, desert Indianwheat
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Annual herb cultivated especially in India for its seeds, which are used in medicine and to an extent for animal feed.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 20.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 31.9 1
Ether extract % DM 2.4 1
Ash % DM 8.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 6.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 5.7 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 40.0 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 7.6 *

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

References

Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:50

References
Datasheet citation 

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