Consumption of raw potato starch increases colon length and fecal excretion of purine bases in growing pigs.


Male growing pigs were fed a diet containing 250 g/kg of native corn starch (CS; 26% amylose, 74% amylopectin) or 250 g/kg of raw potato starch (RPS), as examples of digestible starch and resistant starch (Type II), respectively. Whole-tract digestibilities of organic matter, crude protein and starch were greater in pigs fed CS than in those fed RPS through… (More)


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