Rapeseed meal

Excessive heat treatment of double-low rapeseed meal reduces not only amino acid digestibility but also concentrations of metabolizable energy when fed to growing pigs

Double-low rapeseed meal (RSM) is currently used as a protein ingredient in animal diets. Heat treatment of RSM at varying processing conditions removes the residual hexane and efficiently reduces the glucosinolate content. However, variations in heat processing temperatures and duration of heat treatment may result in Maillard reactions, resulting in the formation of sugar-amino acid complexes. Maillard reaction products result in reduced standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids (AA), with Lys being the most sensitive AA. However, there is limited information about how heating affects the concentration of digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME). Therefore, the objective of this experiment was to test the hypothesis that both the degree of heating and the time that heat is applied will affect the concentration of DE and ME and the SID of AA in double-low RSM fed to growing pigs.

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Comparative ileal digestibility of amino acids in 00-rapeseed meal and rapeseed meal fed to growing male broilers

Ullah, Z., Z. U. Rehman, Y. Yin, H. H. Stein, Z. Hayat, G. Ahmed, M. U. Nisa, M. Akhtar, and M. Sarwar. 2017. Comparative ileal digestibility of amino acids in 00-rapeseed meal and rapeseed meal fed to growing male broilers. Poult. Sci. 96:2736–2742. Link to full text (.pdf)