Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Animal feed from mango

About 40 to 60% of the fruit intake ends up as waste in the mango processing factories. This fruit waste consists of 12-15%, 5-10% pulp waste and 15-20% mango seed kernel. Waste of mango can be used for making cattle feed commercially. Major waste like mango seed kernel is a good source of carbohydrate.

Drying of mango kernels and peel can make a high class energy food for animal feed. Cake left after the extraction of kernel oil could substitute for wheat and maize flour in animal feed as it is a good source of many essential amino acids.

There was a study conducted on poultry that a mixture of maize meal and mango kernel flour to the extent of 20% had no detrimental effect on the development of chickens.

 Dried kernels can be fed as such to animal without any further treatment of processing. Mango peel is also suitable as a supplement in fish food.
Animal feed from mango

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