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- Leterme, P.; Garcia, M.F.; Londono, A.M.; Rojas, M.G.; Buldgen, A.; Souffrant, W.B.
- Journal of the science of food and agriculture 2005 v.85 no.9 pp. 1505-1512
- digestible protein; animal growth; Bactris gasipaes; proximate composition; fruit composition; rats; digestibility
- ... The peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is the starchy fruit of a palm tree widely cultivated in Central and South America. The present study aimed at determining its chemical composition and its nutritive value in rats. The average chemical composition of 17 samples was as follows: 410 g kg(-1) water and, in g kg(-1) of dry matter (DM), 54 g crude protein, 114 g oil, 39 g neutral detergent fibre, ...