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If it is hay, how the plants were harvested, and how the hay was cured can influence nutrient content. However, grass forages generally have more structure to the plant itself as compared to a legume plant. Legume plants have more leafiness with less structure. Thus, grasses tend to have more digestible fiber than legume plants.Why are legumes more digestible than grasses?
Legume plants have more leafiness with less structure. Thus, grasses tend to have more digestible fiber than legume plants. Legumes, due to their abundant leaves, often have more protein, energy and micronutrients as compared to grasses.Do grasses or legumes have more lignified cells?
In general terms, the cell walls of legumes are more lignified, on a percent of cell wall basis, than the cell walls of grasses (see table). For this reason, certain grasses, such as ryegrass at vegetative stages, can have very high dry matter and cell wall digestibilities.