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Table 6 Least square means for color coordinates, carotenoid and moisture contents of adipose tissues from goats fed graded levels of blend of 80 % canola oil and 20 % palm oil

From: Carcass traits, meat yield and fatty acid composition of adipose tissues and Supraspinatus muscle in goats fed blend of canola oil and palm oil

   Level of BCPOa (%)   P value
Adipose tissue Color coordinates 0 4 8 SEM Overall Linear Quadratic
Subcutaneous L* 78.07 80.02 81.29 2.07 0.563 0.335 0.674
  a* 0.92 0.26 0.40 0.05 0.646 0.373 0.847
  b* 10.97 9.53 10.16 0.84 0.506 0.304 0.606
Omental L* 78.14 78.71 81.03 1.17 0.235 0.226 0.199
  a* 1.04 0.96 1.00 0.25 0.318 0.384 0.239
  b* 11.01 11.03 10.57 0.38 0.660 0.632 0.423
Perirenal L* 79.07 80.07 82.18 1.61 0.080 0.053 0.380
  a* 3.12 2.34 2.62 0.55 0.805 0.064 0.347
  b* 12.87 12.28 10.32 0.83 0.068 0.247 0.055
Mesentery L* 80.57 79.63 77.62 1.58 0.104 0.058 0.102
  a* 1.62 1.46 1.45 0.39 0.203 0.726 0.986
  b* 11.28 13.99 11.87 0.78 0.100 0.092 0.080
Total carotenoid (mg/kg)
Subcutaneous   0.09 0.11 0.12 0.01 0.210 0.100 0.213
Omental   0.17 0.19 0.22 0.01 0.215 0.200 0.341
Perirenal   0.19 0.24 0.26 0.01 0.223 0.180 0.119
Mesentery   0.18 0.22 0.24 0.01 0.190 0.200 0.401
Moisture content (%)
Subcutaneous   14.87 13.45 8.04 2.63 0.233 0.248 0.196
Omental   19.04 16.66 14.56 2.08 0.374 0.956 0.178
Perirenal   18.75 13.94 11.15 2.84 0.239 0.124 0.512
Mesentery   22.68 17.04 16.92 2.81 0.324 0.149 0.977
  1. ablend of 80 % canola oil and 20 % palm oil. L*, lightness, a*, redness, b*, yellowness. SEM = standard error of means. Values are least square means for 8 goats per diet