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Results showed that dietary treatment with tomato pulp did not affect growth performance. The TOM diet reduced intramuscular fat, saturated fatty acid (SFA) and monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) content, while increasing the n-6:n-3 ratio in the meat. In addition, the TOM diet increased the concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), n-3 PUFA, n-6 PUFA and the n-6:n-3 ratio. Dorsal fat color was not affected by diet. The TOM diet increased retinol deposition in meat, but did not affect oxidative stability parameters measured in fresh meat and meat homogenates with prooxidant catalysts.

In conclusion, replacing 15% corn with tomato pulp did not affect animal performance, suggesting that tomato pulp could potentially be included in swine diets at higher levels. In terms of meat composition, the TOM diet increased vitamin A concentration, reduced intramuscular fat deposition and increased PUFA concentration.

What is tomato in pigs?

Inclusion of tomato pulp in growing and finishing diets reduces intramuscular fat in pork while increasing PUFA concentration. Tomato pulp is the main residual biomass resulting from industrial tomato processing.

What types of food can pigs consume?

Foods that can be used as a source of energy are mainly cereal grains, whether white or yellow corn, sorghum, rice, wheat, barley or quinoa. By-products such as wheat bran, cooked potato, ripe banana and cane molasses can also be used.

How many times a day is a pig fed?

They used to offer a mixture of the above to their pigs allowing them to eat 2, 3 or even 4 times a day (but 3 times a day minimum during winter frosts) for only 15 minutes at a time. The pig also needs to have access to fresh water 24 hours a day.

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Most of their diet comes from corn and soybeans. Corn provides energy and soy provides protein. They also eat other grains such as wheat and sorghum. Farmers can add supplements to ensure their pigs get the nutrients they need.

via Add to Share list. If you live on a farm, you already know that a feed trough is what animals eat from. The word actually refers to the shape of the container and can mean anything that is low and hollowed out, such as a curve in a graph or a depression in the ground.

Bread can be an economical source of food for pigs, because bread that is not sold in supermarkets is returned to the bakery. Bread alone is not a complete diet, as pigs also need fiber, vitamins and protein. If you have a large bakery nearby, it may be worth checking the costs of feeding pigs stale bread.

Can pigs eat bananas? Pigs love to eat fruit, so yes, they can eat bananas, but it’s good to remember that pigs can develop a taste for the food, so you should see if your pig likes bananas or banana peels. Bananas and plantains are tropical fruits of herbaceous plants of Asian origin, belonging to the genus Musa.

When I don’t eat meat, chicken or pork, I enjoy something tasty.

The emergence of a new lethal strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria in food in Europe highlights, once again, the health disaster that the industrial agri-food system has gotten us into. They treat it as an accident, but in reality it is something more and more frequent, because it is a systemic consequence. It was to be expected, just like the emergence of swine flu and avian flu.

In this case they say they do not know where it came from or how long it will last, but it has spread to several European countries and has caused 18 deaths and more than 2,000 hospitalizations that may have serious consequences. One could add a long list of serious accidents in the industrial food system (contaminated meat, melamine, dioxins, toxic additives and plastic packaging, adulterations). The truth is that thanks to the agri-food industry controlled by a score of global transnationals, food has gone from being a necessity, a pleasure and a culture, to becoming a permanent threat to health.


Researchers at Ohio University in the U.S. have found that two weeks of consuming a tomato-rich diet increased gut microbial diversity and altered gut bacteria toward a more favorable profile in an experiment in young pigs.

After observing these results with a short-term intervention, the research team plans to move toward similar studies in people, looking for health-related links between tomatoes in the diet and changes in the human gut microbiota, the community of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and archaea, that live in the gastrointestinal tract.

“It is possible that tomatoes impart benefits through their modulation of the gut microbiome,” said lead author Jessica Cooperstone, assistant professor of horticulture and crop science and food science and technology at Ohio State University.

The tomatoes used in the study were developed by Ohio State plant breeder and tomato geneticist and study co-author David Francis, and are of the type typically found in canned tomato products.