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Influence of dehulling on the apparent metabolisable energy and ileal amino acid digestibility of grain legumes for broilers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20394005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Removal of hulls may be an effective means of reducing the level of some antinutritional factors and improving the feeding value of grain legumes. Published data on the effects of dehulling on the energy utilisation and amino acid digestibility of grain legumes are limited. This study was designed to investigate the influence of dehulling on the nitrogen-corrected apparent metabolisable energy (AMEn) and apparent ileal amino acid digestibility of faba beans, Australian sweet lupins and peas for broilers. RESULTS: The non-starch polysaccharide contents of all three legume species were decreased by the removal of hulls. Dehulling increased (P < 0.05) the content and ileal digestibility of starch in faba beans but had no effect (P > 0.05) on those in peas. Dehulling increased (P < 0.05) the AMEn of faba beans and lupins but had no effect (P > 0.05) on that of peas. Removal of hulls increased the amino acid concentrations in all three legume species, but the apparent ileal digestibility coefficients of most amino acids were unaffected (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Dehulling of grain legumes is nutritionally beneficial in view of the improved amino acid concentrations and metabolisable energy values.
Authors:
Catootjie L Nalle; Ganesharanee Ravindran; Velmurugu Ravindran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the science of food and agriculture     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1097-0010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Sci. Food Agric.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-15     Completed Date:  2010-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376334     Medline TA:  J Sci Food Agric     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1227-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health, Massey University, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amino Acids / metabolism*
Animal Feed*
Animals
Chickens / metabolism*
Dietary Carbohydrates / analysis
Digestion
Energy Metabolism
Fabaceae*
Food Handling / methods*
Ileum / metabolism
Male
Nutritive Value*
Seeds*
Starch / metabolism
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Dietary Carbohydrates; 9005-25-8/Starch

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