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Dried tomato pomace supplementation to reduce lamb concentrate intake: Effects on growth performance and meat quality

Valenti, Bernardo, Luciano, Giuseppe, Pauselli, Mariano, Mattioli, Simona, Biondi, Luisa, Priolo, Alessandro, Natalello, Antonio, Morbidini, Luciano, Lanza, Massimiliano
Meat science 2018 v.145 pp. 63-70
alpha-linolenic acid, animal performance, diet, gamma-tocopherol, growth performance, lambs, linoleic acid, lipid peroxidation, meat, meat quality, oxidative stability, raw meat, thiobarbituric acid, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances, tomato pomace, vitamin A
The effect of dried tomato pomace (DTP) was tested on lamb performances, meat fatty acids and oxidative stability. For 36 days, one group of lambs (n = 7; CON) was fed a commercial concentrate, while the other group (n = 7; DTP) received DTP in addition to CON diet. The administration of DTP reduced (P < .05) concentrate intake, with no effect on animal performances. The DTP treatment tended to increase total polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA; P = .075), PUFA n-6 (P = .071), α-linolenic acid (P = .096) and increased linoleic acid (P < .05), γ-tocopherol (P < .001) and retinol (P < .001) in meat. In raw meat, DTP treatment increased L* (P = .059), b* (P < .05), C* (P = .052) and H* (P < .05) values compared to CON, while lipid oxidation was not affected. In meat homogenates incubated with pro-oxidants, DTP tended to reduce 2-thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS; P = .088). Therefore, DTP supplementation decreased the consumption of commercial concentrate without detrimental effects on animal performances and meat quality traits.