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Nutritional Composition of Maize

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Nutritional Composition and Value of Maize

In this article I wanna state the nutritional content of maize or corn. Nutritional Components are shown in the below table-

Nutritional Status of Maize
Nutritional ParameterNutritional Value %
DM %86.3
CP %7.6
CF %2.3
CFat%3.6
Ash %1.2
Insol. ash %0.05
NDF %10.7
ADF %2.6
Lignin %0.5
WICW %8.3
Starch %63.8
Starch (enz.) %59.3
Sugars %1.7
GE kcal/kg3840
GE MJ/kg16.1

Here, DM = Dry Matter, CP = Crude Protein, CF = Crude Fiber, CFat = Crude Fat (Ether Extract), Insol. Ash = Insoluble Ash, NDF = Neutral-Detergent Fiber , ADF = Acid-Detergent Fiber, GE = Gross Energy

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