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Table 1 Diet composition (g/kg) during the experiment

From: Dietary inulin intake and age can significantly affect intestinal absorption of calcium and magnesium in rats: a stable isotope approach

  Control diet Inulin diets
   3.75% 7.5%
Wheat starch 650 612.5 575
Casein 200 200 200
Corn oil 50 50 50
Cellulose 50 50 50
Mineral mix (AIN 1993)a 35 35 35
Vitamin mix (AIN 1993)b 10 10 10
DL-Methionine 3 3 3
Choline bi-tartrate 2 2 2
Inulin 0 37.5 75
  1. a: Mineral mix AIN 1993 ensures the following mineral levels in the diets (mg/kg): Na, 1020; K, 3600; P, 4000; Ca, 5000; Mg, 500; Zn, 30; Fe, 35; Cu, 6; Mn, 54; Se, 0.1; I, 0.2; Cr, 2.
  2. b: Vitamin mix AIN 1993 ensures the following mineral levels in the diets (mg/kg): thiamine, 6; riboflavine, 6; pyridoxine, 7; nicotinic acid, 30; calcium pantothenate, 16; folic acid, 2; D-biotin: 0.2; and (μg/kg) cyanocobalamine (vitamin B12), 10; vitamin K, 50; and (IU/kg) vitamin A, 4000; vitamin E, 50; vitamin D, 1000.