Nutritional Value


Typical nutrient content of hays.




Hay Variety        Digestible Energy (Mcal/lb)           Total Digestible Nutrients (%)        Crude Protein (%)         Calcium (%)    Phosphorus (%)

Alfalfa                0.8 to 1.1                                   48 to 55                                        15 to 20                    0.9 to 1.5          0.2 to 0.35

Red Clover       0.8 to 1.1                                   46 to 52                                        13 to 16                    0.8 to 1.5         0.2 to 0.35

Orchard             0.7 to 1.0                                   42 to 50                                         7 to 11                     0.3 to 0.5         0.2 to 0.35

Timothy             0.7 to 1.0                                   42 to 50                                        7 to 11                     0.3 to 0.5         0.2 to 0.35

Bermuda            0.7 to 1.0                                   42 to 50                                        6 to 11                    0.25 to 0.4       0.15 to 0.3

Tall Fescue        0.6 to 0.9                                   40 to 48                                          5 to 9                     0.3 to 0.5          0.2 to 0.35

Sources: National Research Council, 1989; UK Equine Nutrition Program, 1999.


Wheat Grass

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Trace Elements, Amino Acids
Protein: up to 30%

Barley Grass

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid
Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Phosphorus, Potassium
Protein: up to 30%

Rye Grass

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid
Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Phosphorus, Potassium
Protein: up to 30%

Oat Grass

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid
Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Phosphorus, Potassium
Protein: up to 30%

Wheat                                                                   

Nutritional info:
Vitamins B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus
Amino Acids
Protein: 15%

Barley

Nutritional info:
Vitamins B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus
Amino Acids
Protein: 15%

Rye

Nutritional info:
Vitamins B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus
Amino Acids
Protein: 15%


Oat

Nutritional info:
Vitamins B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
Amino Acids
Protein: 15%
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Triticale

Triticale is a modern grain that was developed with the goal of solving world hunger. It is a sweet, nutritious combination of Wheat and Rye.


Nutritional info:
Vitamins B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus
Amino Acids
Protein: 15%


Triticale Grass

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid
Phosphorus, Potassium, Trace Elements,
Amino Acids
Protein: up to 30%


Spelt

Another sweet and easy to grow Grain, Spelt is a great and popular alternative. It is especially important to those who are allergic to, or avoiding Wheat.
Good sprouting Spelt is amazingly hard to find.

Nutritional info:
Vitamins B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus
Amino Acids


Spelt Grass

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron,
Lecithin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium,
Amino Acids, Trace Elements
Protein: up to 30%

Alfalfa

Alfalfa is historically the best known sprout in the U.S.
Alfalfa produces a deeper green leaf than Clover,
but is otherwise very similar.

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc,
Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements
Protein: 35%



Clover

Nutritional info:
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc,
Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements
Protein: 35%

Corn Sprouts

Nutritional info::
Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus
Amino Acids
Protein: 25%