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Balsam apple (Momordica balsamina)

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 
Pomme de merveille, balsam apple, wonder apple
Related feed(s) 
Description 
High slender climbing annual with thin glabrous leaves and orange oval fruit 5-10 cm long.
Distribution 
Common in dry regions of the tropics all over the world.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Relished by camels.
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 24.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 21.1 1
Ether extract % DM 1.0 1
Ash % DM 15.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.2 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 14.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.9 1
Potassium g/kg DM 37.5 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.5 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 7.6 1

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

References

Bartha, 1970

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:40

References
Datasheet citation 

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