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Sugar palm (Borassus flabellifer)

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).

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Description
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Common names 

Palmyra palm, African fan palm, sugar palm [English]; Palmier palmyre, rondier, ronier, sentinelle de la savane [French]

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Tall erect palm with fan-shaped leaves and a black stem, usually 15-20 m but sometimes 30 m tall. Cultivated for its edible fruits and for its sap, which can be fermented into palm wine (toddy). The sap, which has a sugar content of about 14%, is also collected and converted into syrup by boiling. After cooling, the syrup hardens into lumps of sugar.

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 12.4 1
Crude protein % DM 6.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 16.1 1
Ether extract % DM 0.8 1
Ash % DM 4.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.4 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 64.8 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.4 *

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

References

FAO/US. Dpt of Health, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:09

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 13.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 38.0 1
Ether extract % DM 4.6 1
Ash % DM 7.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.2 *

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

References

Jaochim et al., 1940

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:09

References
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