International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 186-189
Received: Oct. 10, 2014;
Accepted: Nov. 21, 2014;
Published: Nov. 24, 2014
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Effiong Bartholomew Nyong, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Fakunle Janet Olubunmi, Department of Fisheries Technology, Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology, New Bussa, Nigeria
The effect of storage on the nutritional composition of pelleted fish feed as well as the anti-nutritional components was studied using two commercially formulated feeds: Coppens (exotic) and vital (local) feeds. Feed samples were purchased and monitored in storage at ambient temperature forth nightly for 6 weeks using standard procedures. Result obtained showed reduction in feed quality as the storage period increased with significant difference (P > 0.05) in all nutrient components studied (moisture, protein, lipid, ash, crude fibre and nitrogen free extract).There was however no significant difference (P>0.05) between the nutritional components of feed samples during the storage period. Anti-nutritional components detected in feed samples were oxalate, phytate and tannins with phytate having the highest values in both feed samples.
Effiong Bartholomew Nyong,
Fakunle Janet Olubunmi,
Effect of Storage and Anti-Nutritional Components in Stored Pelleted Fish Feed, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society.
Vol. 2, No. 6,
2014, pp. 186-189.
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