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, October 9, 2017

Mango seed flour

Mango seed, owing to its higher contents of fiber and proteins, can be potentially used as a filler or extender in a variety of food application.

The seed can be converted into flour, by soaking in water, washing to remove the astringent taste and then drying.

Mango seed flour is potentially a rich source of good quality starch and also contains proteins of high biological value. The flour can be used for human consumption as well as for animal feed. Major waste like mango seed kernel is good source of carbohydrate for poultry feed.

It was reported that mango seed flour has been successfully used to replace maize up to 20% level in poultry diet. However, other research found that substituting mango seed kernels for maize at levels of 10 to 20% led to a reduction in growth rate, a poor feed consumption and a reduced efficiency of feed utilization in the period -4 weeks.
Mango seed flour
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