Table 4

Fatty acid composition (%) of muscle longissimus of pigs after 12 weeks of feeding lard, natural palm oil (NPO), chemically modified palm oil (CPO) and enzymatically modified palm oil (EnPO) diets*

Lard

NPO

CPO

EnPO

Female

Male

SEM Diet

SEM Sex


12:0

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.06

0.004

0.002

14:0

1.12b

0.95a

0.92a

0.96a

1.1x

0.95y

0.06

0.028

16:0

24.5

24.9

25.3

25.0

25.2x

24.7y

0.41

0.21

16:1

2.79b

2.35a

2.26a

2.47ab

2.59x

2.35y

0.17

0.09

18:0

11.6b

10.5a

10.9a

10.5a

10.9

10.8

0.30

0.27

18:1

43.2

44.5

42.3

43.7

44.1x

42.7y

1.51

0.53

18:2

14.5

14.7

16.1

15.2

14.1x

16.2y

1.38

0.70

Total SFA

37.9

36.9

37.7

37.1

37.8

37.1

0.67

0.44

Total MUFA

46.0

46.9

44.5

46.1

46.7x

45.1y

1.61

0.52

Total PUFA

16.1

16.2

17.7

16.7

15.6x

17.8y

1.51

0.74


*Means are average of 10 observations for treatments and 20 observations for sexes. Data presented as mean ± SEM.

a,b,c & x,yMeans with different superscripts between dietary treatments and sexes, respectively differ significantly at P < 0.05.

Abbreviations: SFA, saturated fatty acids; MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acids; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Ponnampalam et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:53   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-53

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