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Annatto (Bixa orellana)

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 
Annatto
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Shrub or small tree usually up to 3 m high with large pink flowers. The seeds are surrounded with a thin coating of waxy pulp that is used for the production of bixin, a common colouring matter added to foods and drugs.
Distribution 
Native to Central America
Nutritional aspects
Poultry 
The seed meal is seldom used as a protein feed, but it is an effective substance for giving colour to poultry meat and eggs when mixed with poultry feeds.
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 15.6 1
Crude protein % DM 0.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 3.2 1
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 6.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 0.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.6 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 85.1 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 14.2 *

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

References

INCAP/ICNND, 1961

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:37

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 94.4 1
Crude protein % DM 7.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 15.4 1
Ether extract % DM 4.9 1
Ash % DM 5.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 0.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.1 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 65.9 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 12.2 *

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

References

INCAP/ICNND, 1961

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:37

References
Datasheet citation 

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