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Hibiscus (Hibiscus asper)

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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Description 
Perennial plant up to 120 cm tall that grows in sandy soils. Also used as a vegetable for human consumption.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Well liked 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 31.1 1
Crude fibre % DM 13.5 1
Ether extract % DM 3.5 1
Ash % DM 9.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 10.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.9 1
Potassium g/kg DM 10.4 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 4.4 1

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

References

Bartha, 1970

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:20

References
Datasheet citation 

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