In the course of several experiments by De Raumer, a French scientist, it was found that 1,000 pounds of different kinds of foods produced the following results. It will be seen by examination that wheat proved the most valuable food, barley came next, while mangolds stood lowest in the scale.

Substances.

Increase of weight in living animals.

Wool produced.

Tallow. produced

Potatoes with salt........

46 1/2 lbs.

6 1/2 lbs.

12 1/2 lbs.

Potatoes without salt.....

44 lbs.

6 1/2 lbs.

11 1/2lbs.

Mangold-Wurzels......

38 1/2 lbs.

5 1/2 lbs.

6 1/2 lbs.

Wheat................

155 lbs.

14 lbs.

59 1/2 lbs.

Oats................

146 lbs.

10 lbs.

42 1/2 lbs.

Barley..............

136 lbs.

11 1/2 lbs.

60 lbs.

Peas................

134 lbs.

14 1/2 lbs.

41 lbs.

Rye, with salt.........

133 lbs.

14 lbs.

35 lbs.

Rye, without salt.......

90 lbs.

12 lbs.

43 lbs.

Corn-meal, wet........

129 lbs.

13 1/2 lbs.

17 1/2 lbs.

Buckwheat............

120 lbs.

10 lbs.

33 lbs.