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Table 4 Chemical composition (%) of the soft body of abalone fed the experimental diets substituting Undaria with the dry white radish’ by-product (WRB) and tunic of sea squirt (TSS) for 16 weeks at the end of the 16-week feeding trial

From: Substitution effect of white radish (Raphanus sativus L.)’ by-product and tunic of sea squirt (Halocynthia rorentzi, von Drasche) for Undaria pinnatifida in feed of abalone (Haliotis discus, Reeve 1846)

Experimental diets Moisture Crude protein Crude lipid Ash
Control 77.9 ± 0.06a 17.5 ± 0.07b 1.4 ± 0.07b 2.2 ± 0.09a
WRB 76.9 ± 0.26b 18.1 ± 0.09a 1.9 ± 0.09a 2.1 ± 0.07a
TSS 77.5 ± 0.24ab 18.3 ± 0.13a 1.7 ± 0.07a 1.9 ± 0.07b
Undaria 76.8 ± 0.20b 17.1 ± 0.12c 1.3 ± 0.09b 2.3 ± 0.07a
  1. Values (means of triplicate ± SE) in the same column sharing the same superscript letter are not significantly different (P > 0.05)