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Fluted gourd (Telfairia occidentalis)

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 
Citrouille cannelée, telfairia, oysternut, fluted gourd, fluted pumpkin
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tropical vine grown for its edible leaves and seeds.
Distribution 
West Africa
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The leaves are relished by sheep and goats.
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 13.6 1
Crude protein % DM 17.3 13.3 21.2 2
Crude fibre % DM 16.2 12.8 19.6 2
Ether extract % DM 6.8 0.7 12.9 2
Ash % DM 7.9 1.9 13.9 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *

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

References

Oyenuga, 1968; Taiga et al., 2008

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:12

References
Datasheet citation 

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