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Table 1 Composition of AIN-76 and AIN-93 diets 1

From: Comparisons of the iron deficient metabolic response in rats fed either an AIN-76 or AIN-93 based diet

  AIN-76 (g/kg) AIN-93 (g/kg)
Casein 200 200
DL-Methionine 3 -
L-Cystine - 3
Corn Starch 150 447
Maltodextrin - 132
Sucrose 550 100
Soybean Oil - 70
Corn Oil 50 -
Mineral Mix2 35 35
Vitamin Mix 10 10
Choline Bitartrate 2 2.5
TBHQ, antioxidant - 0.014
Ethoxyquin 0.01 -
  1. 1The 93-C diet contained 397 g/kg corn starch with an added 50 g/kg cellulose. Cellulose was removed from the 93-ID and both AIN-76 diets to prevent contamination with additional iron.
  2. 2Mineral mixes were adjusted such that the ID diets contained ≤ 3 mg Fe/kg diet, and the C diets contained ~40 mg Fe/kg diet.