Amino acid composition of guineafowl's egg

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Samples of eggs from two breeds (White-breasted and Pearl) of guinea hens which were housed either on deep litter or in layer cages were analysed for their content of amino acids. The protein content of whole eggs ranged from 482 to 494 mg g−1, with a mean of 487 mg g−1. Concentrations of the various amino acids in the egg ranged from 118 mg (tryptophan) to 752 mg (glutamic acid) per g N. The mean concentration of total sulphur amino acids was 395 mg per g N. Overall the amino acid composition of guineafowl egg was not affected by either breed or housing system.

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