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Table 6 Effects of capsicum oleoresin, carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde and their mixtures added to broilers’ mixed feed on the nutrient compositions of the breast and leg meat (x ± SEM)

From: Addition of Capsicum oleoresin, Carvacrol, Cinnamaldehyde and their mixtures to the broiler diet II: Effects on meat quality

  Treatment Groups  
Control CAP CAR CIN CAP + CAR + CIN P
Breast meat Dry matter,% 26.57 ± 0.25 26.28 ± 0.26 26.68 ± 0.17 26.37 ± 0.28 26.89 ± 0.26 0.424
Crude ash,% 0.95 ± 0.10 1.20 ± 0.04 1.07 ± 0.07 1.15 ± 0.06 1.10 ± 0.07 0.097
Crude fat,% 0.66 ± 0.09a 0.26 ± 0.03b 0.35 ± 0.04b 0.73 ± 0.06a 0.36 ± 0.08b 0.000
Crude protein,% 24.93 ± 0.26bc 25.02 ± 0.25bc 27.61 ± 1.00a 23.95 ± 0.23c 25.41 ± 0.32b 0.000
Leg meat Dry matter,% 23.34 ± 0.27b 24.26 ± 0.35b 25.86 ± 0.61a 23.93 ± 0.71b 24.23 ± 0.45b 0.009
Crude ash,% 1.06 ± 0.06 0.93 ± 0.04 1.03 ± 0.04 1.04 ± 0.03 1.07 ± 0.05 0.140
Crude fat,% 0.80 ± 0.06a 0.48 ± 0.08bc 0.65 ± 0.08ab 0.55 ± 0.08b 0.28 ± 0.05c 0.000
Crude protein,% 21.10 ± 0.25b 20.41 ± 0.28b 21.23 ± 0.44b 21.41 ± 0.35b 23.52 ± 0.76a 0.001
  1. a, b, cThe differences between means in the same row with different letters are important, P < 0.05