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Vol. 12, Special Issue 6 (2023)

Azolla: Nutritional importance in animal feed and it’s composition

Tadavi FR, Patil KB and Kadam RL
Azolla is a good source of protein and it contains almost all essential amino acids, minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese etc, apart from appreciable quantities of vitamin A precursor beta-carotene and vitamin B12. Due to the above facts, the nutritive value of Azolla as a feed supplement was explored. It is also a rich source of phytochemicals and is responsible for antioxidant activity Inclusion of agricultural leftovers with Azolla increases the digestibility of feedstuff and the productivity of animals improves. The study was conducted to evaluate the nutritional composition of Azolla pinnata and its nutritional importance in animal feed. After its full growth, Azolla pinnata was harvested, washed properly to remove smell and dried in shade. The in shade dried Azolla was further used for analysis.
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How to cite this article:
Tadavi FR, Patil KB and Kadam RL. Azolla: Nutritional importance in animal feed and it’s composition. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(6S): 115-116.
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