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Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

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 
Gombo, lady's finger, okra
Synonyms 
Hibiscus esculentus L.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Stout annual, of which there are several cultivated varieties, grown as a garden vegetable for its long green pods, which contain a slimy substance when they are immature. The seeds of mature pods have been used on a small scale for the production of oil.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The quality of the seed protein is very good; it can supplement the dietary protein needed by monogastric animals.
Potential constraints 
The seeds are reported to contain gossypol .
Poultry 
Mature seed are sometimes collected for chicken feed.
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 87.5 1
Crude protein % DM 14.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 36.9 1
Ether extract % DM 9.8 1
Ash % DM 8.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 20.3 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 32.2 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 6.5 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:42

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 11.3 1
Crude protein % DM 15.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 9.8 1
Ether extract % DM 1.0 1
Ash % DM 11.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.8 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 74.7 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 12.6 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:42

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 18.5 1
Crude protein % DM 23.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 11.4 1
Ether extract % DM 3.2 1
Ash % DM 11.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 28.8 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.8 1
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 4.8 1
Cystine % protein 1.7 1
Glycine % protein 5.1 1
Histidine % protein 2.0 1
Isoleucine % protein 4.7 1
Leucine % protein 8.0 1
Lysine % protein 5.8 1
Methionine % protein 1.6 1
Phenylalanine % protein 5.3 1
Threonine % protein 4.8 1
Tyrosine % protein 3.8 1
Valine % protein 6.2 1

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

References

Busson, 1963; FAO/US. Dpt of Health, 1968

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Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 22.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.8 1
Ether extract % DM 7.1 1
Ash % DM 7.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.9 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 8.5 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 59.0 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.6 *

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

References

Patel, 1966

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Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 93.5 90.5 96.4 2
Crude protein % DM 21.3 20.5 22.1 2
Crude fibre % DM 24.1 19.5 28.8 2
Ether extract % DM 18.5 17.7 19.4 2
Ash % DM 4.9 4.8 5.1 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 22.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 1.9 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 5.9 1
Potassium g/kg DM 13.9 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.7 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 52.2 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.9 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Fraps, 1932

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:42

References
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