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Fatty acid profile, and chemical composition of Longissimus muscle of bovine steers and bulls finished in pasture system.
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PMID:  22062831     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The objective of this work was to evaluate the conjugated linoleic acid content (CLA), the fatty acid profile, and the chemical composition of the Longissimus muscle (LM) of steers and bulls finished in pasture systems. Fourteen 1/2 Nelore×1/2 Aberdeen Angus cattle were studied. The animals were slaughtered at approximately 20 months of age, with an approximate final liveweight of 480kg. Moisture, ash, fat, crude protein, cholesterol, and fatty acid contents of Longissimus muscle were determined. Steer muscle had a higher lipid content (3.38%) than that of bulls (1.71%). Total n-3 fatty acids were higher in bulls. The amounts of CLA in steer and bull fat were similar, but the CLA content in steer muscle was higher (47.99mg100g(-1) in LM) than that in bull muscle (23.24mg100g(-1) in LM).
Authors:
Roseli das Graças Padre; Juliana Aparecida Aricetti; Fernanda Barros Moreira; Ivone Yurika Mizubuti; Ivanor Nunes do Prado; Jesuí Vergílio Visentainer; Nilson Evelázio de Souza; Makoto Matsushita
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Meat science     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0309-1740     ISO Abbreviation:  Meat Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101160862     Medline TA:  Meat Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Química, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Av. Colombo, 5790, CEP 87020-900 - Maringá, PR, Brazil.
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