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Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), seeds

Whole seeds

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 95.7       1  
Crude protein % DM 27.7   25.6 29.9 2  
Crude fibre % DM 4.8   3.2 6.5 2  
Ether extract % DM 28.3   25.6 30.9 2  
Ash % DM 6.0   4.6 7.3 2  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 24.3         *
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Alanine % protein 3.6       1  
Arginine % protein 7.8       1  
Aspartic acid % protein 9.9       1  
Cystine % protein 1.7       1  
Glutamic acid % protein 13.6       1  
Glycine % protein 5.0       1  
Histidine % protein 2.0       1  
Isoleucine % protein 3.8       1  
Leucine % protein 5.7       1  
Lysine % protein 4.2       1  
Methionine % protein 1.9       1  
Phenylalanine % protein 4.1       1  
Proline % protein 2.7       1  
Serine % protein 2.8       1  
Threonine % protein 3.3       1  
Tyrosine % protein 1.6       1  
Valine % protein 3.7       1  
               
Fatty acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Palmitic acid C16:0 % fatty acids 12.3       1  
Stearic acid C18:0 % fatty acids 6.9       1  
Oleic acid C18:1 % fatty acids 28.3       1  
Linoleic acid C18:2 % fatty acids 50.1       1  
Linolenic acid C18:3 % fatty acids 0.0       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 3.6       1  

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

References

Dairo, 2008; Elemo et al., 2011; Karaye et al., 2013

Last updated on 05/08/2014 20:15:40

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