Fermented Cocoa Beans Supplementation as a Substitution for Corn in Broiler Feed Rations

A. Mujnisa, Purnama Isti Khaerani, Syamsuddin Hasan


This study aimed to enhance the cocoa bean waste flour quality by applying cellulolytic fermentation technology and to identify the optimal level of cacao bean waste fermented flour to replace the corn in local feed rations. The broiler meat cholesterol was analyzed by Liebermann-Burchard method. The phytochemical content and proximate content were tested. The treatments in this study encompassed: P0: control, P1: 5% cocoa bean waste flour, P2: 10% cocoa bean waste flour, P3: 15% cocoa beans waste flour, P4: 20% cocoa bean waste flour. The results suggested that the P4 treatment was able to improve broiler body weight gain, feed conversion ratio (FCR) and production index. Treatment with P4 can replace corn in the ration, which reduce levels of meat fat and cholesterol without causing side-effect on the broiler’s digestive tract.


cocoa beans, fermentation, feed rations


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