Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 6, Issue 3&4,2008
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

The use of Donryu rats as a model for the humans in the formulation of dietary protein


F.A. Dawodu 1*, K.O. Ajanaku 2

Recieved Date: 2007-12-08, Accepted Date: 2008-03-22


The effects of brewery spent grain formulated diet on the performance of Donryu rats were investigated. The rats were allocated into 6 dietary treatment groups of 6 rats each and fed with diet containing graded levels of BSG 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 100%. The experimental feeding lasted for fifteen days. The BSG formulated diet was found to have a positive effect on the growth performance of the rats up to levels of 12% including the control (0%). The histopathological evaluation shows that 3–9% BSG could be used as protein supplement in human foods.


Brewery spent grains (BSG), dietary treatment, growth performance, histopathological evaluation

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2008
Volume: 6
Issue: 3&4
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 121-123

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