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Breadnut (Brosimum alicastrum)

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 

Noix-pain, breadnut, noyer à pain, apompo, capomo, ojoche, ramón

Synonyms 

Alicastrum brownei Kuntze, Brosimum uleanum Mildbr., Helicostylis bolivarensis Pittier, Piratinera alicastrum (Sw.) Baill.

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Evergreen tree up to 30 m high

Distribution 

Native to tropical America.

Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 

Used in some countries as a fodder tree during the dry season. The leaves, seeds and entire fruits are eaten by animals.

Pigs 

One tree can produce about 40 kg of seeds, which are relished by pigs.

Nutritional tables

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 38.9 1
Crude protein % DM 13.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 26.5 1
Ether extract % DM 3.4 1
Ash % DM 7.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5 *

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

References

Barnett, 1926

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:50

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 15.5 1
Crude protein % DM 20.1 1
Crude fibre % DM 11.6 1
Ether extract % DM 5.3 1
Ash % DM 6.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 71.9 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 13.6 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:50

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 42.5 1
Crude protein % DM 14.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 5.6 1
Ether extract % DM 2.9 1
Ash % DM 3.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 81.3 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 15.0 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:51

References
Datasheet citation 

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