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Nightshade (Solanum incanum)

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 
Sodom apple, bitter apple, thorn apple
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Small shrub or perennial herb, usually 60-150 cm high.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Cattle and sheep do not touch this plant, but goats eat the leaves when no better browse is available.
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 30.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 21.0 1
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1
Ash % DM 12.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 15.6 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.2 1

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:40

References
Datasheet citation 

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