Effect of Aspergillus niger Fermented Chrysophyllum albidum Seed Meal on Growth and Hematological Parameters Rats

Effect of Aspergillus niger Fermented Chrysophyllum albidum Seed Meal on Growth and Hematological Parameters Rats

Author by Dr. Olaoluwa T Talabi

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Bioscience

Volume/Edition: 5

Language: English

Pages: 47 - 54

Abstract

A 3-week feeding trial was conducted for the biochemical assessment on the effect of Aspergillus niger (A. niger) fermented chrysophyllum albidum seed meal-based diet on growth and hematological blood parameters in rattus norvigicus weaned male albino rats. chrysophyllum albidum seeds were prepared by dehulling and subjecting to fermentation for 3 weeks. After which 18 weaned male albino rats, were randomly distributed into 3 groups, with each treatment consisting of 6 rats. The 1st group was placed on soybean meal-based diet, this served as the control, the 2nd placed on raw chrysophyllum albidum seed meal-based diet, the 3rd group on fermented chrysophyllum albidum seed meal-based diet for 3 weeks. Hemoglobin concentration was determined using the method described by Sahl (1978). Findings showed the average final live weight of rats placed on soybean meal-based diet to be 135.50±14.43, 106.00±0.07, for those fed on the raw chrysophyllum albidum seed meal-based diet and 122.33±0.22 for rats fed on fermented chrysophyllum albidum seed meal-based diet. Furthermore, hematological parameters of blood samples of rats fed on   fermented chrysophyllum albidum seed meal based diet, was significantly higher (p<0>A. niger fermentation of chrysophyllum albidum seed improved the nutritional quality of the chrysophyllum albidum seed meal as evidenced in the growth and hematological parameters of experimental animals.

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