Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

Extracted by-products from empty pea peels and their nutritional evaluation

Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 17, Issue - 2 ( May-August, 2019)

Published: 2019-08-01

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Pea processing industry involves preserving peas by freezing and marketing them for seasonal limitation and producing a very high amount of waste as a by-product. The waste generated from this industry is not very utilized as a valuable byproduct and considered as end products that have not been recycled or used for other purposes. In the present study, pea peels were further extracted and separated into extracted peel juice and extracted peel straw and these three byproducts were dried and converted into powder for performing proximate analysis. The result of nutrition evaluation revealed that among all three samples, pea peels have a higher value of EE (2.27%) and AIA (1.39%), the composition of extracted peel straw found to be higher in CF (2.29%) and Carbohydrate (81.06%), whereas extracted peel juice have higher quantity of CP (30.04%) and TA(7.87%). Therefore, the waste pea peels can be used as an alternative source of animal feed and serve as a better solution to the waste disposal problem by preserving this valuable biomass.

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