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The content of bioactive compounds in rat experimental diets based on organic, low-input and conventional plant materials

Rembialkowska, Ewa; Hallmann, Ewelina; Rusaczonek, Anna; Bennett, Richard; Brandt, Kirsten; Lueck, Lorna and Leifert, Carlo (2007) The content of bioactive compounds in rat experimental diets based on organic, low-input and conventional plant materials. Paper at: 3rd QLIF Congress: Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems, University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20-23, 2007.

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Rat feed based on raw plant materials was produced according to the nutritional recommendations for rat feeding trials. Rat feeds produced from crops grown under 4 different production systems were used: (a) organic, (b) conventional, (c) low input 1 (organic plant protection was used in combination with mineral fertilizers) and (d) low input 2 (conventional pest management and only organic fertilizers were used). The results showed that rat feeds prepared from the organically produced plants contained more total polyphenols and the nutritionally desirable, bioactive compound lutein. The main objective of analyzing bioactive compounds in the rat feed is to determine whether the differences in composition of feed materials from different production systems could explain any measured differences in impact on the health status of rats.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:rat feed, organic, conventional, low input, polyphenols
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 2: Effects of production methods
International Conferences > 2007: 3rd QLIF Congress > 2 Food quality/ safety
Poland
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/10417/
Deposited By: Rembialkowska, ass.prof. Ewa
ID Code:9912
Deposited On:10 Mar 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information: The final version of this paper is published in:
Niggli, Urs; Leifert, Carlo; Alföldi, Thomas; Lück, Lorna and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2007) Improving Sustainability in Organic and Low Input Food Production Systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF). University of Hohenheim, Germany, March 20 – 23, 2007. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.http://orgprints.org/10417/
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