Ground and dehydrated chicory pulp
The chicory pulp is obtained after extraction of inulin by diffusion of the chicory root shreds.
The chicory pulp of SOCODE is dehydrated at low temperature. That means that the temperature of the air coming into contact with the pulp is max. 70° C. A classic process is drying pulp at temperatures higher than 120°C, causing damage to the quality of the product (esp. burned particles).
Drying at low temperature offers the following advantages:
- pulp of light grey colour;
- no burned particles;
- the digestibility of the proteins is higher.
Presentation and characteristics
SOCODE offers this pulp ground in particles of:
- 1cm: in feed for calves and horses, or as vegetable carrier for wet fodder (as potato by-products);
- 1mm or 800µm: in feed for piglets, sows, rabbits, etc. or as vegetable carrier for acids, monopropylen glycol, glycerol, essential oils, liquid vitamins, etc.
The water holding capacity for 1g of chicory pulp: 8g water within 1 hour, and 10,5g water within 24 hours.
Values on label
Moisture: 130 g/kg
Proteins: 88 g/kg
Total cellulose: 185 g/kg
Total ashes: 70 g/kg
Complementary nutritional values of the chicory pulp (indicative information)
|Ne pigs (dig.energy)||2007 Kcal||NDF||320 g/kg||Ca||10 g/kg|
(energy milk prod)
|893||ADF (Cel + Lign)||240 g/kg||P||2 g/kg|
(energy meat prod)
|960||TDF||610 g/kg||Mg||2 g/kg|
|ME dogs||536Kcal/kg||Hemicel||80 g/kg||Na||2,4 g/kg|
|Total fat||17 g/kg||ADL||20 g/kg||K||8 g/kg|
|PBD bovines||56 g/kg||Sugars||80g (of which 50g inulin)||Lysine||4,1 g/kg|
|UFL||0,919||Pectin||270 g/kg (esp. highly methylated pectin)||Meth||1,19 g/kg|
|Dig.energy horses||12 MJ or 2874 Kcal|
± 0,4kg pulp of chicory/100kg live weight for bovines and sheep
± 300 g/day for sows, and 3% of the formula of piglets
± 3% in feed for dogs, cats and horses
In bulk, big bags or paper bags