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Pakistan’s food security

Pakistan’s agriculture sector is a mainstay of its economy and is critical to future improvements in economic growth, employment, food security and poverty reduction. Over the past decade, an unstable political and security environment has slowed investment and caused the loss of human life and human capital, while major natural …

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The nutritional value of meat and meat products

    Proteins The nutritional value of meat is essentially related to the content of high quality protein. High quality proteins are characterized by the content of essential amino acids which cannot be synthesized by our body but must be supplied through our food. In this respect the food prepared …

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Slaughtering activities and production of waste

Waste in the food industry mainly includes organic residues of the raw material after processing. Production of wastes during processing of several products is not desirable as it significantly deteriorates the quality of finished products if incorporated. Disposal and utilization of waste materials is a difficult task due to its …

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Wastes generated by meat processing industries

  The waste generated by the abattoir contains inedible parts including skin, bones, blood, gastro-intestinal tract, tendon and visceral organs. The ratio of these contents depends on species of animals to be slaughtered (Grosse, 1984; Sielaff, 1996). Table 1 shows the amount of animal-specific waste. To improve the profitability of …

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Nutritional status of meat by-products

  Meat by-products are claimed to have many essential nutrients. These can be used as food and medicines, as they are comprised of several nutrients including essential amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, hormones and minerals. Some common examples of edible meat by-products are brain, kidneys, lungs, tripe and spleen. Moreover, …

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Medicinal uses of meat by-products

In many countries like India, Japan and China, animal organs and glands have been widely used for different medicinal purposes. The endocrine glands secrete the hormones which regulates the body metabolism. These glands include lungs, liver, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, corpus luteum, adrenal, kidney, follicle and ovary. Glands are preserved to …

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Beetroot cost effective path to good health

  Beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans. By the 19th century it held great commercial value when it was discovered that beets could be converted into sugar. Belonging to the same family as chard and spinach, both the leaves and root can be eaten – the leaves have a bitter taste …

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