Proximate Composition of Differently Treated and Fermented Corn Cob Flakes

  • Eniolorunda O. O.
  • Olamilusi, O. D.
  • Dawodu, M. E.
  • Salami, O. A.
Keywords: corn cob, feed additives, nutritive value, fermentation duration


This study was carried out to determine the effect of treatment on the nutritive value of corncob flakes. The experimental material was corn cob flakes which were allotted to seven treatments and designated as T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6 with four fermentation durations (0, 15, 30 and 50 days) in a completely randomized design. The diets were designated as T0 (1 litre of water per 2 kg of corn cob flakes); T1 (100% potassium phosphate per litre of water, for 2 kg corn cob flakes); T2 (50% potassium phosphate + 50% of bicarbonate of soda per litre of water, for 2 kg corn cob flakes); T3 (100% of bicarbonate of soda per litre for 2 kg corn cob flakes); T4 (50% bicarbonate of soda + 50% of cellulase enzyme per litre of water, for 2 kg corn cob flakes); T5 (50% potassium phosphate + 50% of cellulase enzyme per litre of water, for 2 kg corn cob flakes) and T6 (100% of cellulase enzyme per litre for 2 kg corn cob flakes). The results for proximate composition showed significant (P<0.05) increase in DM, CP, EE and Ash as fermentation duration progressed. Conversely, significant (P<0.05) reduction occurred in the fibre fractions and phytochemical properties as fermentation progressed. It is therefore concluded that fermenting corn cob with 50% feed additives (either sodium bicarbonate or potassium phosphate) and enzyme for up to 50 days improved the proximate composition and reduced fibre fractions and phytochemical properties.


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Eniolorunda O. O., Olamilusi, O. D., Dawodu, M. E., & Salami, O. A. (2024). Proximate Composition of Differently Treated and Fermented Corn Cob Flakes. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science and Technology (NJAST), 6(4), 58 - 65. Retrieved from