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Sorghum as a Potential Valuable Aquafeed Ingredient: Nutritional Quality and Digestibility

Mohammad Zarei (), Abdolsamad K. Amirkolaei (), Jesse T. Trushenski (), Wendy M. Sealey (), Michael H. Schwarz () and Reza Ovissipour ()
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Mohammad Zarei: FutureFoods Lab and Cellular Agriculture Initiative, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Hampton, VA 23699, USA
Abdolsamad K. Amirkolaei: FutureFoods Lab and Cellular Agriculture Initiative, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Hampton, VA 23699, USA
Jesse T. Trushenski: Riverence Holdings LLC, 604 W Franklin Street, Boise, ID 83702, USA
Wendy M. Sealey: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 4050 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman, MT 59715, USA
Michael H. Schwarz: Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Hampton, VA 23699, USA
Reza Ovissipour: FutureFoods Lab and Cellular Agriculture Initiative, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Hampton, VA 23699, USA

Agriculture, 2022, vol. 12, issue 5, 1-17

Abstract: The world population is increasing, and our current agricultural practices are not sustainable enough to address the concerns. Alternative proteins including plant-based proteins would provide a more sustainable source of food and feed ingredients. Among food systems, the aquaculture industry is rapidly growing, while still depending on marine sources as a main source of protein. Thus, using alternative plant-based proteins as a source for developing aquafeed would make this industry more viable. Sorghum is a valuable grain with high protein contents, proper mineral and fatty acids balance, and is available all around the world. However, sorghum has not been used widely for aquafeed development. In this review article, we cover sorghum production, composition, sorghum as a protein source for aquafeed development, and bioprocessing methods for enhancing the quality of sorghum.

Keywords: alternative proteins; sorghum; aquafeed; sustainability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q1 Q10 Q11 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q17 Q18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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