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Fatty acid composition of goat muscles and fat depots: a review.
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PMID:  10867324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In addition to the fat content of muscle and adipose depots, the fatty acid composition of lipids affects meat quality. Furthermore, relevant reports are difficult to use for comparisons, in that samples were collected from muscles and fat depots at various anatomical locations and experiments entailed different objectives, designs, procedures and methodologies. Nonetheless, based on currently available publications, according to a recent classification of meats by concentrations of potentially cholesterol-raising, and neutral, and cholesterol-lowering effects, average values for goat muscles appear better than for beef and lamb. Feeding dry diets seems to increase levels of unsaturated fatty acids and stearic acid in fat depots compared with milk or milk replacer. Increasing concentrate consumption can increase levels of odd-numbered and branched chain fatty acids in subcutaneous fat depots. With increasing age of unweaned kids, the level of stearic acid in fat depots decreases, and with increasing live weight of weaned kids levels of saturated fatty acids increase, and contents of monounsaturated fatty acids decrease in most fat depots. This review of a currently limited database indicates need for further experimentation to characterize interactions among factors such as breed, age and nutritional conditions in the fatty acid composition of carcass lipids of goats so as to gain a fuller understanding of goat meat quality.
Authors:
Banskalieva; Sahlu; Goetsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Small ruminant research : the journal of the International Goat Association     Volume:  37     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Small Rumin. Res.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9885624     Medline TA:  Small Rumin Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  255-268     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Animal Science, 2232, Kostinbrod, Bulgaria
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