PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPONENTS AND SENSORY EVALUATION OF BROILERS FED Cympobogon citratus LEAF MEAL AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MYCOTOXIN BINDER

PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPONENTS AND SENSORY EVALUATION OF BROILERS FED Cympobogon citratus LEAF MEAL AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MYCOTOXIN BINDER

Author by Prof. Joshua Adeyeye

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Agriculture And Environmental Research

Volume/Edition: 3

Language: English

Pages: 4002 - 4008

Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the sensory effect of phytochemical components of Cym- bopogon citratus (Cc) leaf meal on meat quality. 120 Arbor-acre broiler chicks were tested for meat quality in a 56 day feeding program of 30 birds per treatment and 10 birds per replicate. Four experimental diets were formulated, Diet A (control) Diet B1 (control with 0.01? leaf meal) Diet B2 (control with 0.1%of leaf meal) and Diet B3(control with 0.2? leaf meal) respectively. The phytochemical component of the leave meal comprises alkaloids, glycosides, tannin, phenolic, saponins and flavonoids which are attributed to bitter, crystalline texture and lemon flavour. There were no significant (p>0.05) differences in colour, texture, taste and odour of broiler meat. The overall acceptability showed significant (p<0>


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