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Table 4 Chemical composition of canola meal compared to soybean meal

From: Recent advances in canola meal utilization in swine nutrition

Components Canola meal Soybean meal
Dry matter, % 90.0 90.0
Crude protein, % 36.5 45.6
Ether extract, % 3.6 1.3
Gross energy, MJ/kg 18.6 20.1
Carbohydrates, %   
  Starch 2.5 0.7
  Sucrose 6.0 6.2
  Sugar 7.7 6.9
  Oligosaccharide 2.5 5.3
Fibre, %   
  Crude fibre 11.6 5.4
  Non-starch polysaccharide 18.0 17.8
  Neutral detergent fibre 26.0 12.0
  Acid detergent fibre 18.2 7.5
  Total dietary fibre 31.7 21.8
Amino acids, %   
  Arginine 2.04 3.23
  Lysine 2.00 2.86
  Threonine 1.57 1.74
  Methionine 0.74 0.65
  Cysteine 0.85 0.67
  Tryptophan 0.48 0.64
Minerals, %   
  Calcium 0.7 0.3
  Phosphorus 1.2 0.7
  Magnesium 0.6 0.3
  Sodium 0.08 0.01
  Potassium 1.29 2.0
Vitamins, mg/kg   
  Biotin 1.0 0.3
  Folic acid 2.3 1.3
  Niacin 169.5 29.0
  Pantothenic acid 9.5 16.0
  Riboflavin 3.7 2.9
  Thiamine 5.2 4.5
  1. Bell [12], Simbaya [80], Khajali and Slominski [40]