Indian Corn Gluten Meal

Corn gluten meal is a by-product of the Corn Wet milling and manufacture of maize starch & its derivatives. Corn gluten meal is a protein-rich feed, containing about 65% crude protein (DM), used as a source of protein, energy and pigments for livestock species including fish. It is also valued in pet food for its high protein digestibility corn gluten meal is also used as a fertilizer and pre-emergent weed killer.

Corn gluten meal can be fed wet or dried, but dried is more common.

Corn gluten meal is a protein-rich feed containing from 60 to 75% crude protein (DM) ,It contains about 15-20% of residual starch in the DM and limited amounts of fibre (crude fibre 1% DM), fat (3% DM) and minerals (2%). Due to its high protein content, corn gluten meal is mostly used as a potential alternative to other plant or animal-based proteins.

Corn gluten meal is also a source of energy, due to its high gross energy content (23.1 MJ/kg DM) and energy digestibility (more than 90% in ruminants and pigs).

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