International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Nutritive value of chocolate waste
Author(s): J Subhashini, L Radhakrishnan, J Ramesh, S Ezhil Valavan and R Karunakaran
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to analyse the chemical composition of chocolate waste for its utility in livestock feeds particularly monogastric species. Chocolate waste samples were collected from different regions of Tamil Nadu, India and were analysed for the proximate and mineral composition. The chocolate waste was also analysed for its gross energy and metabolisable energy. The average dry matter, crude protein, ether extract, crude fibre, total ash and nitrogen free extract were 97.55, 3.11, 10.15, 0.06, 0.68 and 86.00 per cent respectively. The average calcium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, zinc and copper were 0.09 per cent, 0.36 per cent, 74.52 ppm, 19.10 ppm, 0.07 ppm and 0.05 ppm respectively. The gross energy and metabolisable energy in chocolate waste were found to be 4036 kcal/kg and 3571.51 kcal/kg respectively. Hence it could be concluded that chocolate waste is a rich source of energy with good source of nutrients and it can be used in poultry feeds as an alternative to conventional feed ingredient.
Pages: 748-750 | 527 Views 20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
J Subhashini, L Radhakrishnan, J Ramesh, S Ezhil Valavan, R Karunakaran. Nutritive value of chocolate waste. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):748-750.