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Table 2 Proximate composition of the high fat diet and the commercial rat chow

From: Hypolipidemic effects of lactic acid bacteria fermented cereal in rats

Component (%) High fat diet* Rat chow
Carbohydrate 51.6 68.4
Protein 19.4 21.0
Fat 16.1 3.5
Vitamins 2.72 2.0
Minerals 2.72 2.0
Methionine 0.28 _
Cholesterol 0.91 _
Fibre 5.5 6.0
  1. *Two types of high fat diet were prepared, one with mixed culture of Lb acidophilus, Lb helveticus and Bifidobacterum bifidum fermented maize meal (Diet A) and the other unfermented maize meal (Diet B).