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Animal Feed Additives
on April 20, 2018

Fava beans: alternative poultry, pig protein source

There is an ongoing effort to find alternative local sources of protein to reduce dependence on soybean meal imported by a handful of major exporters worldwide.

Fava beans belong to the Fabaceae family along with other well-known legumes like soybeans, peas, beans, alfalfa and peanuts. Obviously, all of these legumes have played a significant role in human nutrition, with references to fava beans dating their use at least to 6,000 B.C. and perhaps even before. Fava…

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