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Table 5 Hematological characteristics of rats fed with the blends of maize and almond seed flour

From: Nutritional quality of formulated complementary diet from defatted almond seed, yellow maize and quality protein maize flours

Hematological characteristics Samples
DQPM DGQPM FYM FHQPM CERC
PCV (%) 36.40 ± 5.07c 47.40 ± 11.32ab 31.00 ± 12.14c 49.00 ± 7.61a 47.20 ± 4.15ab
WBC (×103/ mm3) 3.20 ± 0.20b 3.00 ± 0.90b 3.00 ± 0.50b 4.20 ± 1.10ab 5.10 ± 1.20a
PLATELETS (×103/ mm3) 190.00±
31.07d
280.00±
39.93a
171.00±
29.45e
228.00 ± 36.90b 208.00 ± 34.43c
NEUT (%) 43.40 ± 3.23c 51.80 ± 3.64a 53.40 ± 3.58a 47.00 ± 2.18b 49.00 ± 2.00ab
EOS (%) 1.60 ± 1.14a 1.60 ± 1.14a 0.60 ± 0.01d 1.20 ± 0.04b 1.00 ± 0.01c
BASO (%) 0.80 ± 0.05a NIL 0.40 ± 0.05b 0.20 ± 0.01c NIL
MONO (%) 0.60 ± 0.05a 0.20 ± 0.05b 0.20 ± 0.02b 0.60 ± 0.04a 0.20 ± 0.05b
LYMPH (%) 53.20 ± 7.30a 46.00 ± 7.50b 47.40 ± 4.72b 53.60 ± 4.04a 48.80 ± 3.27b
  1. DQPM Dried Quality Protein Maize, DGQPM Dried Germinated Quality Protein Maize, FYM Fermented Yellow Maize, FHQPM Fermented High Quality Protein Maize, CERC Cerelac. PVC Packed Cell Volume, WBC White Blood Cell, NEUT Neutrophil, EOS Eosinophil, BASO Basophil, MONO Monocytes, LYMPH Lymphocytes. Values with different superscript on the same row are significant (p < 0.05).