Accession Number:

AD0272064

Title:

THE PROTEIN QUALITY, DIGESTIBILITY, AND COMPOSITION OF CHLORELLA 71105

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GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

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1.0

Abstract:

Protein quality, digestibility, and composition of freeze-dried Chlorella 71105 were determined. This Chlorella contained 55.5 of crude protein. The digestibility of the protein was 86, and the protein efficiency ratio was 2.19, which compares favorably with soy protein. The PER of Chlorella with 2 L-methionine was 2.90, which compares favorably with casein in the literature. The PER of casein was 3.30, that of defatted egg protein, 4.01 in these studies. Rats were fed at 10 protein levels. Chlorella contains all the essential amino acids. Available energy value was 3.3 Calories per gram. Carotene content is high. Autopsies revealed no gross pathological effects. Preliminary histopathological examination revealed anomalies in pancreas, salivary glands, kidney, and lens. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE