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Table 3 Chemical composition (g/kg dry matter) of basal diet, chicory forage and ribwort forage

From: Fecal microbiome of growing pigs fed a cereal based diet including chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) or ribwort (Plantago lanceolata L.) forage

Items Basal diet (B) Chicory forage (C) Ribwort forage (R)
Ash 67.0 255.6 133.6
Crude protein 211.4 195.2 169.4
Crude fat 26.9 15.6 11.1
Starch 463.0 24.5 9.5
WSC 60.5 11.5 42.0
NDF 107.6 268.0 352.0
NSP    
Total 187.2 311.0 308.5
Insoluble 142.6 194.9 229.5
Glucose    
Total 89.4 133.7 134.9
Insoluble 56.9 118.3 134.9
Arabinose    
Total 25.0 13.4 17.8
Insoluble 22.4 5.6 10.4
Xylose    
Total 56.7 31.1 32.1
Insoluble 56.2 27.2 26.8
Uronic acid    
Total 7.4 97.0 88.3
Insoluble 4.0 21.2 19.9
Klason Lignin 34.9 107.2 77.7
Dietary fibre 222.0 418.4 386.2
  1. Abbreviations: WSC water soluble carbohydrates (free glucose + free fructose + sucrose + fructan), NDF neutral detergent fibre, NSP non-starch polysaccharides