A influência dos pigmentos amarelo-laranja da semente de milho na coloração da gema de ovo de galinha

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  • E. A. Graner Universidade de São Paulo; Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S0071-12761946000100026

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The effect of carotenoid pigments on the egg yolk color was studied in this paper. Three types of maize of known genetical constitution were used: Cateto, with deep orange endosperm; Armour, with yellow-orange endosperm and Cristal, with white endosperm. The carotenoid pigments of the two colored maizes were analysed: the total and both the active parts in relation to vitamin A and the zeaxanthin part showed to be practically double in the deep orange corn. The color of the yolk was orange when the ration had the deep orange corn and yellow in the case of the yellow-orange corn. The increase in shade was proportional to the amount of pigment present in the grains. If green feeds is added to the ration with white corn, the yolk becomes yellow or orange, depending on the amount of green given to the chickens. The practical importance of controlling the color of the yolk was emphasized.

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1946-01-01

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Graner, E. A. (1946). A influência dos pigmentos amarelo-laranja da semente de milho na coloração da gema de ovo de galinha . Anais Da Escola Superior De Agricultura Luiz De Queiroz, 3, 426-437. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0071-12761946000100026

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