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Effect of Processing on Nutrients and Anti-nutrients of Castor Oil Bean (Ricinus communis) Seeds and By-products

L.A. Agbabiaka, B.O. Esonu and F.N. Madubuike
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Studies were conducted on the proximate, mineral and anti-nutrients composition of raw and processed castor oil seeds and by-product. Processing methods adopted include fermentation, dry and moist heat (toasting and boiling) treatments respectively. The results revealed that, the processing methods have tremendous effect on the chemical and anti-nutrient components of the seed and by product. Nevertheless, the traditional methods of processing employed eventually reduced the concentration of anti-nutrients and encouraged its utilization in animal nutrition generally.

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L.A. Agbabiaka, B.O. Esonu and F.N. Madubuike, 2011. Effect of Processing on Nutrients and Anti-nutrients of Castor Oil Bean (Ricinus communis) Seeds and By-products. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 10: 561-563.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2011.561.563



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