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Table 2 Proximate composition (g/100 g) and energy value (Kcal/100 g) of malted finger millet-watermelon seed flour blends

From: Extruded breakfast meal from malted finger millet (Eleusine coracana) and watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) seed flour: in-vivo nutritional qualities study

Parameters Goldenmorn MFMWM90 MFMWM86 MFMWM82 MFMWM78 MFMWM75 Basal
Moisture 5.16 ± 0.02c 7.39 ± 0.33a 6.48 ± 0.23b 6.57 ± 0.04b 7.44 ± 0.29a 7.02 ± 0.01ab 7.47 ± 0.37a
Total ash 2.13 ± 0.01d 1.40 ± 0.27e 4.56 ± 0.01a 2.64 ± 0.01c 3.44 ± 0.03b 2.57 ± 0.02c 1.33 ± 0.12e
Crude protein 13.00 ± 0.05e 12.83 ± 0.01f 13.43 ± 0.26d 13.83 ± 0.01c 14.45 ± 0.01b 15.14 ± 0.01a 10.30 ± 0.01 g
Crude fat 6.60 ± 0.03f 11.07 ± 0.01d 11.36 ± 0.01b 10.48 ± 0.01e 12.53 ± 0.01a 11.17 ± 0.01c 10.44 ± 0.12e
Crude fibre 7.20 ± 0.06a 2.27 ± 0.01f 3.02 ± 0.01d 2.92 ± 0.01e 3.33 ± 0.01b 3.15 ± 0.01c 2.13 ± 0.01 g
Carbohydrate 65.50 ± 0.50b 65.03 ± 0.25b 61.16 ± 0.48d 63.56 ± 0.03c 59.17 ± 0.09e 60.95 ± 0.01d 68.33 ± 0.51a
Energy 373.00 ± 0.29c 411.07 ± 11.34a 400.60 ± 8.14ab 403.88 ± 9.91ab 407.25 ± 10.42ab 404.89 ± 9.22ab 408.48 ± 10.48ab
  1. Means (± SEM) with different alphabetical superscripts in the same row are significantly different at P < 0.05
  2. Key: Goldenmorn (commercial control breakfast meal); Basal (animal chow); MFMWM90: Malted finger millet:Watermelon seeds (90.00:10.00%); MFMWM86: Malted finger millet:Watermelon seeds (86.25:13.75%); MFMWM82: Malted finger millet:Watermelon seeds (82.50:17.50%); MFMWM78: Malted finger millet:Watermelon seeds (78.75:21.25%) and MFMWM75: Malted finger millet:Watermelon seeds (75.00:25.00%)