International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition

International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition


International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition
Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of dietary supplementation of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder on the carcass quality of commercial broiler chicken


D Choudhury, JD Mahanta, D Sapcota, BN Saikia

A six weeks period trial was carried out to study the effect on carcass quality and organoleptic evaluation of commercial broiler chicken due to turmeric powder supplementation as feed additive. A number of 144 day-old commercial broiler chicks (Cobb 400) from a single hatch randomly divided into four groups viz. T0, T1, T2 and T3 supplemented with turmeric powder at the rate of 0.00, 0.25, 0.50 and 0.75%, respectively which consist of 36 birds per group, further sub divided into 3 replicates with 12 birds per sub group. The mean body weight per broiler significantly increased (P<0.01) in turmeric supplemented group compared to control while carcass traits like dressed weight, dressing percentage, per cent relative organ weights, except liver and giblet yield showed non-significant (P>0.05). Mean scores for organoleptic evaluation of meat under different treatment groups did not differ significantly. Thus the present study suggests that the turmeric powder can be safely used as a natural feed additive in broiler chicken diet.
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D Choudhury, JD Mahanta, D Sapcota, BN Saikia. Effect of dietary supplementation of turmeric (Curcuma longa) powder on the carcass quality of commercial broiler chicken. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2019, Pages 27-31
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition