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Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia)

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 
Macadamia, macadamia nut, Queensland nut, noix de possum, noix du Queensland
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Evergreen tree native to eastern Australia and also extensively cultivated in Hawaii and California. The nuts have a smooth round shell measuring about 2 cm in diameter. The shell splits when the kernel is ripe. The kernels contain 75-80% oil, which would make a good salad oil, but the kernels are too valuable as dessert nuts for commercial milling.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Feed-grade macadamia nuts can be included up to 10% in concentrates for ruminants without adverse effects. Higher levels in ruminant feeds decrease feed intake and digestibility because of the high fat content of the nuts.
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 97.4 1
Crude protein % DM 9.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 9.2 1
Ether extract % DM 70.1 1
Ash % DM 1.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 33.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 1.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.5 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 75.7 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 25.3 *

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

References

Sherrod et al., 1967

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:30

References
Datasheet citation 

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