food efficiency

food efficiency

The relative ability of a food source to contribute to weight gain, weight maintenance, or growth and development.
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So the objective of the study compare natural planting, Barley sprout powder and hydroponic germination of Barley of common carp growth performance in weight gain, Daily growth rate, Specific growth rate, Relative growth rate, Feed conversion ratio (FCR), Food efficiency ratio (FER) and Protein efficiency ratio (PER).
5 gm/kg diet) and T7 (Natural planting 5 gm/kg diet) differ significantly in Food Efficiency Ratio.
She pointed out that the municipality has carried out efficiency programmes since the early '90s in various fields, but given how specialised the halal food efficiency programme is, the municipality set up the necessary infrastructure and attracted technical experts to organise the programme.
Food efficiency (FE), rumination efficiency (RE), number of ruminal cakes per day (NRC), total chewing time per day (TCT) and the number of cud-chewing per day (NCC) were obtained following method by Burger et al.
Mr Paterson told scientists at the Rothamsted research institute, near St Albans, that GM crops would reduce fertiliser and chemical use and improve food efficiency.
Five-week-old male C57BL/6 mice fed a high fat diet (60% energy from fat) supplemented with lucidone at a dosage of 1250 mg/kg of diet for 12 weeks had reduced body and liver weight, reduced epididymal and perirenal adipose tissue, decreased food efficiency (percentage of weight gain divided by food intake), and lowered plasma cholesterol, triglyceride, glucose, and insulin levels.
Although LSH/H mice consumed less energy per day, the value of food efficiency (percentage of weight gain divided by food intake) decreased gradually in lucidone-treated groups revealing that loss of body weight was not only caused by energy intake.
Efforts to improve food efficiency, especially in distribution, can yield immediate results.
The biological value of giant grasshopper protein (Zonocerus variegatus) was evaluated by comparing the weight gained, food efficiency ratio (FER), protein efficiency ratio (PER) of rats fed standard laboratory chow with that of rats fed giant grasshopper, Soyabean(Glycine max) and crayfish.
This is classic cooking, with practical tips on food efficiency from the era that spawned the phrase 'waste not, want not.
At each dietary CBH level, the specific growth rate (SGR), food consumption, and food efficiency generally increased with increasing salinity within the range of 1-16 [per thousand].