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Table 1 Composition of experimental diets

From: Sparing effects of selenium and ascorbic acid on vitamin C and E in guinea pig tissues

Ingredients Diets
  Se-D/MC Se-M/MC Se-N/MC Se-N/NC
  g/kg diet
Torula Yeast 400 400 400 400
Non-nutritive fibre 150 150 150 150
Cornstarch 142 142 142 142
Mineral mix1 90 90 90 90
Sucrose 73.1 73.1 73.1 73.1
Stripped corn oil2 73 73 73 73
Dextrinised starch 51.9 51.9 51.9 51.9
Vitamin mix3 10 10 10 10
Choline chloride 4 4 4 4
L-methionine 3 3 3 3
L-arginine 3 3 3 3
DL-α-tocopherol acetate4 40 40 40 40
Se5 0 0.05 0.20 0.20
L-ascorbic acid6 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.4
  1. 1 Dyets no 200151 salt mix for Reid-Briggs guinea pig diet.
  2. 2 Containing 0.2 mg Tert-butylhydroquinone/g stripped corn oil.
  3. 3 Dyets no 300151 vitamin mix for Reid-Briggs guinea pig diet (Vitamin E omitted).
  4. 4 IU/kg diet; added via stripped corn oil.
  5. 5 mg/kg diet; added as Na2SeO4.
  6. 6 mg L-ascorbic acid/100 g body weight.