© Copyright by the Kielanowski Institute of Animal Physiology and Nutrition Polish Academy of Sciences. In a trial carried out on broiler chickens, the nutritive value of five pea cultivars (coloured-flowered: Turnia, Sokolik, Milwa, and white-flowered Muza and Cysterski) was determined. A total of 60 male Ross 308 17-dayold chickens were assigned to six experimental groups (10 replications per treatment). Apparent ileal digestibility of amino acids (AID AA) and the value of apparent metabolizable energy (AME<inf>N</inf>) were determined. Pea cultivars vary in their contents of tannins (Sokolik 0.48 g . kg<sup>-1</sup>, Cysterski 0.05 g . kg<sup>-1</sup>), raffinose family oligosaccharides (Milwa 72.4 g . kg<sup>-1</sup>, Turnia 88.5 g . kg<sup>-1</sup>), as well as phytic-P (Muza 4.4 g . kg<sup>-1</sup>, Turnia 2.1 g . kg<sup>-1</sup>). The study showed positive correlations between starch content and AID AA (P = 0.05), as well as negative correlations between total tract dry matter retention, AME<inf>N</inf> value, AME<inf>N</inf>/ gross energy ratio and phytic-P content in pea (r = -0.52, r = -0.31, r = -0.42, P ≤ 0.05, respectively).
Hejdysz, M., Kaczmarek, S., & Rutkowski, A. (2016). Factors affecting the nutritional value of pea (Pisum sativum) for broilers. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences, 24(3), 252–259. https://doi.org/10.22358/jafs/65631/2015