Background: Broiler chickens are popular in the community due to their inexpensive price and thick meat. Nevertheless, its high-fat content worries consumers. Objective: This research aims to investigate the effect of Moringa leave powder added in commercial diets on increasing the protein level and decreasing the fat content in broiler chickens. Method: This research employed 20 male Day-Old Chicks (DOC) of CP 707 strain, aged 21-35 days. This research applied CRD (Complete Randomized Design) with four treatments and five replications. The protein and fat of broiler meat were measured as the parameter in this study. After that, the data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and continued by using the Duncan test. Result: Moringa leaves powder as a substituent in commercial diets had a significant effect (p <0.05) on the increase in meat protein. It was identified that P1 gained meat protein by 20.02%; P2 by 19.87%, and last P3 by19.99% from the P0 group with 19.37% protein increase. There was also a significant influence (p <0.05) on meat fat decrease where P1 decreased fat by 1.23%; P2 by 1.30%, P3 by 1.13% from P0 with 1.50% fat content. Conclusion: Moringa leaves powder supplemented to chicken diets impacts on increasing protein level and decreasing fat content of broiler chickens.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2019|
- Meat fat
- Meat protein
- Moringa oleifera