Contribution No. 1130 of the Animal Research Centre, Agriculture Canada.
Effect of Age, Sex and Strain on the Fatty Acid Composition of Goose Muscle and Depot Fats
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 48, Issue 5, pages 1442–1444, September 1983
How to Cite
FRIEND, D. W., KRAMER, J. K. G. and FORTIN, A. (1983), Effect of Age, Sex and Strain on the Fatty Acid Composition of Goose Muscle and Depot Fats. Journal of Food Science, 48: 1442–1444. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1983.tb03512.x
The authors acknowledge the skilled technical assistance of R.S. Fouchard and P.L. Panich.
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 12/27/82; revised 2/26/83: accepted 3/21/83
The fatty acid composition of muscle and depot fats from four strains of geese was determined by GLC analysis. Differences due to sex and age of goose were not significant (P < 0.01). The major fatty acids of depot fat were oleic (54%), palmitic (22%), linoleic (11%) and stearic (8%). Muscle contained from 4.7–9.6% fat composed mainly of oleic (42%), palmitic (25%), linoleic (14%) and stearic (12%) acids. The muscle fat content of Pilgrim and Hungarian geese was less than that of the Crossbred (P < 0.01) and of the Chinese strain.