Monday, December 22, 2008

Propolis Boosts Growth of Farm-Raised Fish

Brown Propolis Extract in Feed as a Growth Promoter of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, Linnaeus 1758) Fingerlings
Aquaculture Research, Published Online: 18 Dec 2008

This study assessed the use of increasing levels of brown propolis extract (BPE) as a growth promoter in Nile tilapia fingerling feeds…

Propolis from Serra do Araripe, Cariri Region, South CearĂ¡ State – Brazil was used to produce the BPE. The treatments involved the addition of BPE to feed samples (0.91, 1.83, 2.74 and 3.65 g kg−1) and feed control (without BPE). The final mean weight and the percentage of weight gain varied quadratically with the increase in BPE…

These results indicate the potential to use the brown propolis extract as a growth promoter to Nile tilapia fingerlings.

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