Effect of Storage and Anti-Nutritional Components in Stored Pelleted Fish Feed

Effiong Bartholomew Nyong
2014 International Journal of Science Technology and Society  
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
more » ... mponents 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.
doi:10.11648/j.ijsts.20140206.14 fatcat:t2jwio3uaffrtlr2eyxnrh6xzu