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Celery leaves

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 
celery, krafis, qin, selderij, céleri, sellerie, shalari, sedano, oranda mutsuba, apio
Synonyms 
Apium dulce Mill., Apium graveolens cv. secalinum Alef., Apium graveolens var. lusitanicum (Mill.) DC., Apium lusitanicum Mill., Apium rapaceum Mill.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A vegetable only recently introduced in the tropics for cultivation at higher altitudes.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The leaves, which are rich in protein and carotene, have constituted up to 10% of chick rations, effectively replacing lucerne meal.
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 7.7 4.4 11.0 2
Crude protein % DM 21.5 15.7 27.2 2
Crude fibre % DM 3.5 1
NDF % DM 23.9 1
Ether extract % DM 3.9 0.9 6.9 2
Ash % DM 19.7 19.0 20.3 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 27.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 17.0 1
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 4.0 1
Histidine % protein 1.5 1
Isoleucine % protein 3.9 1
Leucine % protein 6.8 1
Lysine % protein 2.4 1
Methionine % protein 2.2 1
Phenylalanine % protein 4.5 1
Threonine % protein 3.4 1
Tryptophan % protein 1.3 1
Valine % protein 4.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, ruminants (gas production) % 81 1
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 8.8 1

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

References

FAO/US. Dpt of Health, 1968; Kelley et al., 1953; Tobias Marino et al., 2010

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:57

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