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Table 5 Chemical composition of breast and thigh muscles (wet-basis)

From: Effect of diets with different energy concentrations on growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat chemical composition of broiler chickens in dry tropics

  T1 T2 T3 T4 SEM
Breast
 Water (%) 74.17ab 74.48ab 75.09a 74.11b 0.31
 Dry matter (%) 25.83ab 25.52ab 24.91b 25.89a 0.31
 Ash (%) 3.95ab 3.69b 4.28a 4.02ab 0.11
 Ether extract (%) 1.85a 1.15b 1.50ab 1.22b 0.20
 Crude protein (%) 23.88 23.93 22.62 23.62 0.52
Thigh
 Water (%) 77.46 77.25 77.66 77.08 0.43
 Dry matter (%) 22.54 22.75 22.34 22.92 0.43
 Ash (%) 1.08 1.04 1.20 1.22 0.06
 Ether extract (%) 2.13 2.64 2.73 2.67 0.26
 Crude protein (%) 19.47 19.20 19.60 19.81 0.33
  1. abDifferent superscripts in a row differ (P < 0.05)