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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3787-3795

Valorization of Pineapple Waste for Development of Animal Feed Block
S.R. Assumi1*, S.K. Jha2 and C. Kaur2
1ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam-793103, Meghalaya, India
2Division of Food Science and Post Harvest Technology, IARI, New Delhi-10012, India
*Corresponding author

The present paper explores the feasibility of transforming a composite of pineapple waste compressed with paddy straw into an animal feed block. Four ratios of pineapple waste and paddy straw were attempted, viz., FB1 (0:100), FB2 (10:90), FB3 (20:80) and FB4 (30:70) with molasses (10%) as a binding agent, compressed at different compression pressures (13.78, 20.68 and 27.58 MPa) to square feed blocks (8 x 8 cm). Different feed blocks were evaluated for their physical properties, viz., bulk density, resiliency, hardness and compression ratio, and their values ranged from 482.13 to 647.87 kg/m3, 23.79 to 29%, 66.28 to 106.34 N and 8.56 to 11.17 respectively. A compression pressure of 27.58 MPa in FB4 was found to be appropriate combination for a stable, denser and resilient feed block. Development of feed blocks from pineapple waste can serve as promising eco-friendly opportunity for comprehensive utilization of food processing waste for high resource utilization and environmental mitigation.

Keywords: Pineapple waste, Paddy straw, Feed block, Utilization, Stability

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Assumi, S.R., S.K. Jha and Kaur, C. 2018. Valorization of Pineapple Waste for Development of Animal Feed Block.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3787-3795. doi:
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