Document Type : (original research)
Islamic Azad University
This study was performed to investigate the use of Spirulina platensis enriched with iron and zinc during the process of biosorption and its raw sample in the Quebec diet on the amino acid profile and the amount of these two elements in the Quebec muscle. 96 Quebec specimens are classified into eight groups. Treatments containing 0%, 1% and 4% are the result of enriched, raw and control algae that in each treatment tripilcate with 12 birds were applied. To perform the experiment, 2 birds were randomly selected from each treatment and beheading and filling were performed without water. Other indicators of meat and zinc, meat pH, moisture content, meat protein, histometry, colorimetry, Quebec amino acid profile have been studied and measured.
The results showed that the amount of iron and zinc in different treatments were significantly different (P˂0.05). The highest amount of iron and zinc was measured in the treatment fed with enriched algae. The amino acids glutamic acid, glycine, serine, lysine, isoleucine and leucine were the highest. There was no significant difference in meat hardness in quail fed with spirulina algae enriched with iron and zinc in 1 and 4% diets. In general, the addition of essential elements of iron and zinc through the process of biosorption of algae in the diet of partridges had beneficial effects on increasing the quality factors of their meat.