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Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)

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 
Yacon, poire de terre, aricoma, jíquima, jiquimilla, llacon
Synonyms 
Polymnia edulis Wedd.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Annual herbaceous plant cultivated for its tubers. The aerial part remains green for a long time. The tubers can be kept for only a few days, but they can be ensiled.
Distribution 
Native to South America
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 16.8 1
Crude protein % DM 17.1 1
Crude fibre % DM 10.0 1
Ether extract % DM 7.4 1
Ash % DM 16.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:25

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 18.3 1
Crude protein % DM 11.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 26.9 1
Ether extract % DM 2.3 1
Ash % DM 10.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:25

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 30.5 1
Crude protein % DM 7.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 5.7 1
Ether extract % DM 0.4 1
Ash % DM 6.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.8 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 81.2 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 13.7 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:25

References
Datasheet citation 

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