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Chemical composition and inherent properties of offal from calves maintained under two production systems.
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PMID:  21906888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim was to evaluate the influence of organ and calf type on the chemical composition, mineral concentration, fatty acid profile and inherent properties in offal. Organ type influenced (p<0.01) all evaluated characteristics, whereas calf type to a lesser extent affected mineral content. The highest contents of K, Zn and Fe were found in liver. The heart of veal calves contained the highest contents of Mg and Mn. In addition, the most favorable fatty acid profile was also found in hearts, by reason of the lowest SFA and highest PUFA percentage and h/H ratio. Significantly higher values of PUFA percentage, PUFA/SFA ratio, and content of CLA were found in organs of suckler beef, which is associated with the beneficial effects of grazing on the fatty acid profile. Results could help to increase the consumption of calves' offal and its utilization in meat processing.
M Florek; Z Litwińczuk; P Skałecki; M Kędzierska-Matysek; T Grodzicki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Meat science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4138     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101160862     Medline TA:  Meat Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Commodity Science and Animal Raw Materials Processing, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland.
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