GROUNDNUT MEAL

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The content of oil is variable according to the process of extraction of oil. It is 10-12% in ghani pressed, 6-8% in expeller pressed and 0.5-0.7% in the solvent extracted cake. The protein content is variable from 40-50% and TDN 75-85%. The groundnut cake may be decorticated or undecorticated. In undecorticated groundnut cake the fibre content is very high. It is deficient in lysine, methionine, cystine, tryptophan and also low in calcium, carotene and vitamin D