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Dietary antioxidants and storage affect chemical characteristics of omega-3 fatty acid enriched broiler chicken meals
- Ajuyah, A.O., Ahn, D.U., Hardin, R.T., Sim, J.S.
- Journal of food science 1993 v.58 no.1 pp. 43-61
- broiler chickens, diet, flax, seeds, antioxidants, polyunsaturated fatty acids, chicken meat, food composition, volatile compounds, malondialdehyde
- The influence of feeding full-fat flax seed with and without dietary antioxidants to 6-wk old male Hubbard chickens, on chemical characteristics of cooked white and dark meats was assessed. Level of dietary omega-3 fatty acid and dietary antioxidant significantly influenced the omega-3 PUFA compositions of meat lipids. Addition of antioxidants, especially mixed tocopherol plus canthaxanthin, to the diet significantly reduced concentrations of malonaldehyde and total volatiles in the enriched meat, particularly dark meat. Broiler meats enriched with omega-3 fatty acids could be stabilized by incorporation of natural antioxidants.