Starch Kinetics and Fibre Fermentation of Peas in Pigs
Genetic and environmental factors contribute to the variable DE and NE content of peas in pigs but chemical composition does not explain it. DE content and chemical composition were studied compared to the rate of fibre fermentation in the large intestine or the rate of starch hydrolysis in the small intestine. A large variation was noted in the small intestines’ starch hydrolysis, but the large intestines’ fibre fermentation was not variable. The rate of starch hydrolysis and chemical composition did not correlate, and neither did digestible energy content and starch hydrolysis.
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