Whole cotyledons
Nutrient Initial H-40 H-50 H-60
Ash (%) 5.56 5.81 6.09 5.90
Ether extract (%) 16.18 16.46 14.88 13.89
Fibers (%) 2.98 2.96 3.07 4.01
Proteins (%) 48.94 48.66 50.06 51.18
Free nitrogen extract (%) 26.33 26.12 24.90 25.02
Broken cotyledons
Nutrient Initial H-40 H-50 H-60
Ash (%) 5.11 5.65 5.83 6.17
Ether extract (%) 17.58 17.09 15.11 14.31
Fibers (%) 2.20 2.71 3.36 3.90
Proteins (%) 47.49 48.22 49.38 50.31
Free nitrogen extract (%) 27.62 26.33 27.32 25.31
Table 3: Proximal analysis of whole and broken cotyledons after 48 h of fermentation.