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Fig (Ficus carica)

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 
Fig, wu hua guo, figuier commun, fico, figueira, figo, figueira comum, figueira da europa, figueira do reino, higo, higuera común
Synonyms 
Ficus caprificus Risso, Ficus carica var. caprificus (Risso) Tschirch & Ravasini, Ficus carica var. rupestris Hausskn. ex Boiss
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Small spreading shrubby tree with large leaves.
Distribution 
Native to Asia and now cultivated in subtropical countries.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The leaves can be used as fodder for cattle, but should be collected as soon as the fruit has been harvested and before yellowing begins.
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
Dry matter % as fed 32.0 29.7 34.2 2
Crude protein % DM 13.9 13.6 14.2 2
Crude fibre % DM 15.7 14.2 17.1 2
Ether extract % DM 5.9 1
Ash % DM 16.6 16.4 16.7 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 33.8 31.6 36.0 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.8 1.6 2.0 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 68.8 68.7 68.9 2
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 9.7 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 68.4 64.9 71.8 2

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

References

Alibes et al., 1990; Maymone et al., 1945

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

References
Datasheet citation 

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