Effect of Food Intake on Weight Gain, Liver Weight and Composition in Rats Fed Dehulled African Yam Bean and Bambara Groundnut Supplemented with Sorghum or Crayfish

J.U. Anyika, I.C. Obizoba, P. Ojimelukwe
  • Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, April 2009, Science Alert
  • DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.500.504

Crayfish improves the nutritional quality of Bambara groundnut -sorghum composite diets

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Photo by Sidney Pearce on Unsplash

What is it about?

Diets were formulated from dehulled Bambara groundnut or dehulled African yam bean and sorghum. crayfish was added to supplement the diets. These diets were subjected to nutritional evaluation studies using experimental animals. Casein was used as the control diet. The Bambara groundnut-sorghum diet supplemented with crayfish was the best in promoting the liver health of experimental animals

Why is it important?

Addition of crayfish which is animal protein improves the amino acid profile of the plant products and improves the nutrient quality of the composite diet

Perspectives

Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE (Author)
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

Incorporation of animal protein sources such as crayfish improves the nutritional quality of plant-based diets

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3923/pjn.2009.500.504

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