Trace element

  • Seeds and their nutritional value


    Dr. Gysels' explanation clearly showed that a standard mix is insufficient ( cf. Article : Bird food ) to cover the food needs of birds. This finding formed for me the beginning of the search for the characteristics of the current seeds. So here are my findings.

    canary seed


    Canary seed grass forms the main part of common mixtures. This seed is classified under the herbaceous. It is also called white alpiste.
    This seed is rich in trace elements and amino acids such as leucine and arginine. Cystine is missing.

    The average values :

    Humidity 12,8 %
    Crude protein 15,1 %
    Fat 6,1 %
    Trace element 56 %
    Crude cellulose 5,3 %
    limestone 0,05 %
    Phosphorus 0,55 %

    The millet


    Millet and panicum are distinguished. From a scientific point of view, the two grains form only one family. The shape is round.
    Yellow millet is the best known of the family. It contains a lot of trace elements. White millet is bigger than yellow, but it is not so hard.
    Red millet is very hard, but it contains a lot of trace elements.
    Japan's millet is the one that contains the highest proportion of protein.
    The millet of Senegal is another name for the yellow millet.
    Millet contains a lot of leucine-like proteins.

    The average values :

    Humidity 12,7 %
    Crude protein 11,1 %
    Fat 3,7 %
    Trace element 59,8 %
    Crude cellulose 8,9 %
    limestone 0,03 %
    Phosphorus 0,32 %

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