The Availability of Calcium and Phosphorus in Cereals

Giri, K.V (1940) The Availability of Calcium and Phosphorus in Cereals. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 28 (1). pp. 101-111.

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Balance experiments with young rats in which the cereal to be tested comprised about 70 per cent. of the diet and supplied most of its Ca and P gave the following figures for percentage retention of Ca: ragi 68, cambu 89 and cholam 84, and for percentage retention of P: ragi 58, cambu 74, cholam 67 and rice 64. In the last three cereals the content of Ca was much lower than that of ragi and consequently the Ca: P ratios were much lower. When the amount of ragi used in the synthetic diet was reduced to 40 and 20 per cent. the percentage retentions of Ca were 88 and 84 and of P 79 and 70.-W. Godden.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Nutrition Research Laboratories, I.R.F.A., Coonoor, S.India
Subjects: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 14:48
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 14:48

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