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Pigweed (Chenopodium album)

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 
Pigweed
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Weedy herb with alternate leaves which are sometimes collected and cooked for human consumption.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
A potential fodder plant, it is rich in protein and can be high yielding.
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 95.6 1
Crude protein % DM 21.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 8.3 1
Ether extract % DM 3.7 1
Ash % DM 32.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 13.7 *

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

References

Chopra, 1970

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:47

References
Datasheet citation 

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