Production of Single Cell Protein from Date Waste

Production of Single Cell Protein from Date Waste

Mohamed Al-Farsi, Alaa Al Bakir, Hassan Al Marzouqi, Rejoo Thomas

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Abstract. This study aimed to utilize the waste of date’s industry to produce single cell protein. Five fungal strains were evaluated and the production conditions were optimized. A. oryzae was selected as the optimum strain due to its vigorous growth and high protein production. Ammonium sulfate at 0.8% was the best source of nitrogen for the selected strain, pH at 5.5 and the medium ratio of 75 g in 250 ml flask were the best for growth. The single cell protein produced has a good source of nutrition, as the ratio of essential to the total amino acids was 46%. These results benefit establishing large-scale production to produce single cell protein from date’s waste which creates a source of income to this sector and prevent pollution from such waste.

single cell protein, date’s waste, fungal strains, protein, amino acids

Published online 4/20/2019, 11 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Mohamed Al-Farsi, Alaa Al Bakir, Hassan Al Marzouqi, Rejoo Thomas, Production of Single Cell Protein from Date Waste, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 11, pp 303-312, 2019


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