Studies on the Growthgain of Rats Fed on Rice Diet Adding Buckwheat

백미(白米)에 교맥분(蕎麥粉)을 섞은 사료(飼料)로 사육(飼育)하였을때의 Rat 의 Growthgain 에 대(對)하여

  • Lee, Hyun-Ki (Department of Home Economics, Pusan National University)
  • 이현기 (부산대학교 문리과대학 가정학과)
  • Published : 1972.06.01


The following is the result of feeding ad libitum the Wistar strain rats (male) divided into 4 groups-(a) casein group, (b) rice diet group, (c) diet group with a mixture of 80% rice and 20% buckwheat and (d) diet group of equal nitrogen levels of rice and buckwheat. Compared with the control group, the diet group given a mixture of 80% rice and 20% buckwheat put on weight slower, but quiker than the rest two. Particulariy after 10 days it was found to gain greater weight. Therefore, the discovery is that as proved by theory such a mixed food with a proportion of 20% buckwheat and 80% rice can improve the protein score even in the experiment of feeding animals.