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Moringa (Moringa oleifera), leaves, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 26.2 8.6 16.4 46.1 16  
Crude protein % DM 24.3 4.3 17.1 29.7 22  
Crude fibre % DM 13.6 4.5 8.0 19.3 10  
NDF % DM 28.3 9.4 16.2 45.3 18  
ADF % DM 19.3 7.4 11.2 31.0 17  
Lignin % DM 7.0 3.3 1.8 12.0 16  
Ether extract % DM 5.4 1.2 2.2 7.0 18  
Ash % DM 10.3 1.8 7.5 13.3 21  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 0.8 17.8 19.4 3 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 26.5 4.2 20.0 32.2 14  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.1 0.8 2.0 4.3 16  
Potassium g/kg DM 19.1 1.8 15.9 20.2 5  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.3 5  
Magnesium g/kg DM 5.0 1.1 2.7 5.7 6  
Manganese mg/kg DM 45 16 21 70 6  
Zinc mg/kg DM 23 3 20 26 6  
Copper mg/kg DM 9 1 7 10 6  
Iron mg/kg DM 497 177 182 603 5  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Alanine % protein 6.3 0.8 5.3 7.3 4  
Arginine % protein 5.7 0.4 5.1 6.2 4  
Aspartic acid % protein 9.6 0.7 8.8 10.1 3  
Cystine % protein 1.4 0.3 1.2 1.8 4  
Glutamic acid % protein 11.5 1.2 10.2 12.7 4  
Glycine % protein 4.8 0.5 4.4 5.5 5  
Histidine % protein 2.3 0.5 1.9 3.0 4  
Isoleucine % protein 4.1 0.4 3.8 4.6 6  
Leucine % protein 7.7 0.9 6.2 8.7 6  
Lysine % protein 4.8 0.7 3.8 5.6 6  
Methionine % protein 1.5 0.3 1.1 2.0 5  
Phenylalanine % protein 5.9 0.5 5.1 6.6 6  
Proline % protein 4.8 0.5 4.4 5.4 4  
Serine % protein 4.3 0.4 4.0 4.7 4  
Threonine % protein 4.4 0.2 4.1 4.7 6  
Tryptophan % protein 2.1       1  
Tyrosine % protein 3.8   3.7 3.9 2  
Valine % protein 5.0 0.4 4.8 5.7 5  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 16.1 1.9 14.0 17.8 3  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 0.8   0.0 1.5 2  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants (gas production) % 73       1  
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 71.7         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.3         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.6         *
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 9.4       1  
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 71.0       1  

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

References

Aregheore, 2002; Babiker, 2012; Bakhashwain et al., 2010; Busson, 1963; Garcia et al., 2008; Kambashi et al., 2014; Ly et al., 2001; Makkar et al., 1996; Malik et al., 1967; Melesse et al., 2012; Mendieta-Araica et al., 2009; Mendieta-Araica et al., 2011; Nuhu, 2010; Odetola et al., 2012; Reyes Sanchez et al., 2006; Safwat et al., 2014; Sen, 1938; Soliva et al., 2005; Sultana et al., 2014

Last updated on 12/12/2014 16:36:55

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