In Vivo Study of Nutritive Value of Oil Seeds from New Varieties of Sunflower, Safflower and Groundnut

Satish Ingale, S. K. Shrivastava


The nutritive value of new varieties of oil seeds has been assessed in a series of feeding trial with 34 days old 18 white rats supported moderate rat growth (male albino). The nutritive values of five new varieties of oil seeds, viz sunflower ( Helianths annuus L.) variety LSF -11 and LSF-8 , safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) variety PBNS-12 and PBNS-40, and  groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)  variety JL-24 were determined and compared in terms of the total feed intake, faeces voided, feed utilization, percent of feed utilization, nitrogen intake, nitrogen voided, nitrogen utilization, percent of nitrogen utilization, protein efficiency ratio and feed efficiency ratio per rat per day were reported in ranged between 6.56 to 8.03, 1.20 to 1.48, 5.26 to 6.55, 80.15 to 82.70, 0.25 to 0.32, 0.02 to 0.028, 0.23 to 0.30, 90.75 to 92.89, (+)1.37 to  (+)1.51 and (+)0.35 to (+)0.37  percent respectively. These new varieties of oil seeds were found non-toxic for rats and supported moderate rat growth. 


Nutritive value; oil seeds, Helianths annuus; Carthamus tinctorius; Arachis hypogaea; In vivo; Satish Ingale, Shrivastava, IIOAb Letters

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