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Rapid determination of total CLA concentration in beef fat
- Aldai, N., Rolland, D.C., Kramer, J.K.G., Dugan, M.E.R.
- Canadian journal of animal science 2007 v.87 no.2 pp. 181-184
- carcass characteristics, economic analysis, absorbance, beef quality, animal fats and oils, food composition, conjugated linoleic acid, measurement
- Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) has many potential healthful properties, and beef is naturally enriched with CLA. Simple and rapid methods to measure total CLA were investigated to enable sorting of beef carcasses with potential enhanced economic value. Direct alcohol extraction combined with measuring absorbance was simple, accurate and perhaps the most viable method for rapid carcass sorting compared to methods using saponification or methylation followed by extraction.