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Red sour plum (Ximenia caffra) seed: A potential non-conventional energy and protein source for livestock feeds  [2012]

Chivandi, E. (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa). School of Physiology) Davidson, B.C. (Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire (Duch Caribbean)) Erlwanger, K.H. (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa). School of Physiology)

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This study was carried out to determine the potential of Ximenia caffra seed as a feed ingredient. Organic matter, crude protein, ether extract, and ash constituted 93.5, 18.3, 48.5% and 2.0% of the seed mass, respectively. Phosphorus (345.5 mg 100 g-1 DM) and glutamic acid (2.34 plus minus 0.18 g 100 g-1 DM) were the most abundant mineral and amino acid, respectively. Vitamin E and gross energy constituted 0.5 mug g-1 and 32.1 plus minus 0.04 MJ per kg, respectively. The phytate-phosphate content of the seed was 0.04%. The NDF and ADF constituted 21.3 and 5.1% of the seed mass, respectively. X. caffra seed could be exploited as a dietary protein and energy source in feeds.

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International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1560-8530

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