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Tallow tree (Triadica sebifera)

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 
Chinese vegetable tallow, tallowberry, tallow tree, arbre à suif, suif végétal de Chine, árbol del sebo
Synonyms 
Stillingia sebifera Michx., Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Deciduous tree 4-5 m high, sometimes up to 10 m tall, which may assume the habits of a shrub. Cultivated for the fruit, which between the outer husk and seed has a white tallowy mesocarp used in the manufacture of soap and candles. The liquid oil extracted from the seed is used for technical purposes.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The oilcake is seldom used in animal feed.
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 31.5 1
Crude protein % DM 17.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 12.4 1
Ether extract % DM 5.3 1
Ash % DM 6.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 13.6 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.2 1

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

References

Sharma et al., 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:13

References
Datasheet citation 

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