Elena Coccia, Lucia Parrillo, Carmina Viola, Finizia Russo, Maria Carmela Polese, Ettore Varricchio, Marina Paolucci
Use of Polyphenols Extracted from Agricultural Waste By-Product as Dietary Supplement in Aquaculture
Agricultural waste by-product are a rich source of biomolecules with antimicrobial, immunostimulant, anti-tumoral and anti-oxidants properties. The use of polyphenols extracted from these by-products as dietary supplements in animal feed may improve the health of animals thus limiting the use of antibiotics. We used the polyphenols extracted from the skin of chestnuts, of which Campania is the main producer, in order to evaluate a possible immunostimulant activity on leucocytes isolated from blood and GALT of the rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss.