Table 6

Influence of dietary treatments on breast muscle fatty acid composition at 42 days of age in broiler chickens (%).

Treatments


Fatty acids

T1

T2

T3

T4


14:0

0.66 ± 0.04c

0.79 ± 0.03bc

0.90 ± 0.05ab

1.07 ± 0.06a

15:0

0.45 ± 0.08

0.42 ± 0.04

0.53 ± 0.09

0.56 ± 0.06

16:0

23.50 ± 0.51

21.82 ± 0.46

22.03 ± 0.35

21.64 ± 1.48

16:1

2.81 ± 0.45a

1.29 ± 0.14c

1.63 ± 0.26bc

2.51 ± 0.28ab

17:0

0.37 ± 0.03

0.60 ± 0.10

0.66 ± 0.07

0.71 ± 0.10

18:0

10.01 ± 0.51

11.81 ± 0.36

11.71 ± 0.68

11.92 ± 0.89

18:1 n-9

35.11 ± 1.00a

21.26 ± 0.78b

20.96 ± 1.39b

19.53 ± 1.57b

18:2 n-6

16.47 ± 0.41b

20.57 ± 0.90a

16.24 ± 1.06b

14.77 ± 1.49b

18:3 n-3

0.45 ± 0.03

0.42 ± 0.03

0.42 ± 0.08

0.59 ± 0.08

20:4 n-6

5.67 ± 0.70ab

6.17 ± 0.41a

5.11 ± 0.77ab

3.95 ± 0.61b

20:5 n-3

-

1.20 ± 0.16b

2.24 ± 0.37a

2.83 ± 0.14a

22:6 n-3

-

8.26 ± 0.74b

13.13 ± 0.82a

14.84 ± 1.18a

SFA

35.99 ± 0.52

37.04 ± 0.90

37.27 ± 1.01

37.32 ± 1.10

UFA

64.01 ± 0.52

62.96 ± 0.90

62.73 ± 1.01

62.68 ± 1.10

MUFA

39.80 ± 1.23a

24.91 ± 0.73b

24.66 ± 1.51b

24.04 ± 1.39b

PUFA n-3

0.45 ± 0.03c

9.88 ± 0.82b

15.79 ± 0.96a

18.26 ± 1.19a

PUFA n-6

23.76 ± 0.96b

28.17 ± 0.81a

22.28 ± 0.86b

20.38 ± 1.67b

UFA: SFA

1.78 ± 0.04

1.71 ± 0.07

1.69 ± 0.08

1.69 ± 0.08

PUFA: SFA

0.67 ± 0.02b

1.03 ± 0.05a

1.02 ± 0.03a

1.05 ± 0.09a

n-6: n-3

54.29 ± 4.79a

2.96 ± 0.29b

1.45 ± 0.15c

1.14 ± 0.12c


Dietary n-3 PUFA level of 0.5 (T1), 8.0 (T2), 11.5 (T3), 16.5% (T4). n = 8 birds/treatment.

a-d Means with different superscripts within a row differ significantly (P < 0.05).

Maroufyan et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2012 11:15   doi:10.1186/1476-511X-11-15

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