Seed Kernel Meal as Animal Feed

SUPPORTING NEW GENERATION BIOFUEL

As explained here, edible Jatropha seed kernel meal has high potential added value to the Jatropha system. Pasted below is technical information on edible Jatropha kernel meal:

Chemical composition of full-fat and defatted seed kernel meal of toxic and non-toxic Jatropha curcas kernel meals compared

 Crudeprotein (g/16gN)Crudelipid (%)Crude ash (%)Crude fibre (%)Gross energy (kJ/g)NDF (%)Total soluble sugars (%)Starch (%)
Full fat kernel meal
Non-toxic34.557.23.82.831.53.94.45.9
Toxic33.656.33.93.431.54.54.45.7
Defatted kernel meal
Non-toxic64.90.410.44.918.29.210.311.2
Toxic61.90.610.46.118.810.310.210.6

Antinutrients in defatted non-toxic kernel meal compared with of the toxic variety

 TI (mg/g sample) aPhyticacid (%)Total phenolics (g/100 g) bSaponins (g/100 g) cLectin activity (mg/ml) dTotal phorbol esters (mg/g) e
Non-toxic35.958.760.242.141.46ND f
Toxic34.048.550.182.851.413.85