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Pala (Ziziphus nummularia)

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 
Pala, jharber
Synonyms 
Ziziphus rotundifolia Lam., Rhamnus nummularia Burm. f.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Prickly shrub with sweet small round fruits. The small leaves are dark green and velvety above, pale and densely woolly beneath.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
They are a valuable fodder for camels and livestock. Highly valued in desertlike areas, they are usually stored for winter use by beating them off dried cut branches and gathering them into heaps.
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
Crude protein % DM 11.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 33.8 1
Ether extract % DM 1.6 1
Ash % DM 6.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 19.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.1 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.2 1
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 8.8 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 47.0 1

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

References

Sen, 1938

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

References
Datasheet citation 

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