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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Weight gained, food efficiency ratio (FER) and protein efficiency ratio(PER) were determined as follows:
The food intake and gain in body weight of rats, food efficiency ratio (FER) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) of supplements are presented in Table 1.
Table 1: Food intake and gain in body weight of rats and food efficiency ratio (FER) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) of supplements (mean [+ or -] S.
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].
The effects of salinity and dietary carbohydrate levels on growth, food consumption, food efficiency and absorption efficiency of L.
At each dietary carbohydrate level, the maximum specific growth rate and food efficiency were obtained in shrimp maintained at 16 [per thousand] and diminished with a reduction in salinity: the shrimps maintained at 1-2 [per thousand] exhibited significantly lower values.
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.
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.