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Canna (Canna indica)

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 
Canna, queensland arrowroot, canne comestible, edible canna
Synonyms 
Canna compacta Roscoe, Canna edulis Ker Gawl., Canna limbata Roscoe, Canna lutea Mill.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial herb with a purple stem up to 3.5 m high and leaf blades that are dark green tinged with reddish-veins. Cultivated in the tropics for its tubers, which are used for human consumption when young.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The tubers and leaves are good fodder for cattle and pigs; it is grown for this purpose in Hawaii, where it is harvested 4-8 months after planting.
Nutritional tables

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 16.5 1
Crude protein % DM 10.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.6 1
Ether extract % DM 5.1 1
Ash % DM 16.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.9 *

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

References

French, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:54

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 9.0 7.2 10.8 2
Crude protein % DM 13.1 1.2 11.7 14.1 3
Crude fibre % DM 22.0 2.2 20.5 24.6 3
Ether extract % DM 2.4 0.1 2.4 2.5 3
Ash % DM 11.9 0.4 11.6 12.3 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.8 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.6 1
Potassium g/kg DM 5.5 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.4 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.0 1

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

References

Bredon et al., 1962; Pozy et al., 1996

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:54

Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 7.2 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 44.0 1

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

References

French, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:54

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 24.4 8.4 14.9 30.7 3
Crude protein % DM 3.7 0.2 3.6 4.0 3
Crude fibre % DM 4.3 1.0 3.4 5.4 3
Ether extract % DM 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.8 3
Ash % DM 6.2 1.1 5.3 7.4 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 1.3 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.2 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 87.9 1
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 12.5 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 44.0 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 83.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 13.9 *

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

References

French, 1938; Pozy et al., 1996; Vargas et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:54

References
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