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Title: Evaluation of Valorisation Strategies to Improve Spent Coffee Grounds' Nutritional Value as an Ingredient for Ruminants' Diets
Authors: San Martin, David; Ibarruri, Jone; Luengo, Nagore; Ferrer, Jorge; Garcia-Rodriguez, Aser; Goiri, Idoia; Atxaerandio, Raquel; Medjadbi, Mounir; Zufia, Jaime; Saez de Camara, Estibaliz; Iñarra, Bruno
Abstract: Lignin in animal diets is a limiting factor due to its low digestibility. This study assessed the effects of thermal or mechanical pre-treatments and enzymatic hydrolysis on spent coffee grounds' (SCG) nutritional value and digestibility. A first trial studied the effect of thermal pre-treatment and hydrolysis with removal of the liquid part and a second trial studied mechanical pre-treatment and hydrolysis with and without removal of the liquid part. Autoclaving did not improve the enzymatic performance nor the nutritional value. Hydrolysis reduced the digestibility of the solid phase and impaired its ruminal fermentation efficiency. Hydrolysates without removing the liquid part improved its nutritional value, but not compared with unprocessed SCG. Grinding increased crude protein and reduced crude fibre and protein, which led to greater fermentation and in vitro digestibility. Thus, grinding emerges as the most promising valorisation strategy to improve SCG nutritional characteristics and their use for animal feed, contributing to the circular economy.
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: MDPI
Type: Article
DOI: 10.3390/ani13091477
ISSN: 2076-2615
Funder: European Commission through the LIFE European Environment Programme [LIFE19ENV\_ES\_000186]
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos

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