Animal feed resources information system

Calabash (Lagenaria siceraria)

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).


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Common names 
Calabash, bottle gourd
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
A gourd. The young fruit is locally eaten (purgative) and the tough pericarp is used for flasks, cups and dippers. There are many different shaped forms cultivated.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
The fruits and leaves, in doses of 1 to 5 g per kg per day, caused death in goats. The seeds were less toxic.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/622 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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