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Table 4 Gender influence on raw and cooked lamb meat quality (LSM ± SEM)

From: Degummed crude canola oil, sire breed and gender effects on intramuscular long-chain omega-3 fatty acid properties of raw and cooked lamb meat

  Raw meat Cooked meat
Fatty acidsA Ewe Wether Ewe Wether
MC (%) 72.6 ± 0.6 71.2 ± 0.4 61.4 ± 1.1 59.5 ± 1.1
IMF (%) 3.2 ± 0.5 3.5 ± 0.3 5.8 ± 0.6 4.6 ± 0.4
∑FA 2963 ± 475.2 3182 ± 280.1 5292 ± 548.9 4223 ± 342.9
14:0 50.2 ± 13.7 49.5 ± 5.6 90.3 ± 24.4 68.7 ± 6.9
16:0 637.9 ± 112.4 712.6 ± 70.2 1123 ± 135.5 917.4 ± 74.7
18.0 481.2 ± 86.4 559.2 ± 58.2 908.7 ± 102.4 736.8 ± 71.5
16:1ω7c 35.3 ± 7.1 36.4 ± 4.0 65.9 ± 12.6 48.8 ± 4.4
18:1ω9c 1055 ± 186.0 1177 ± 121.1 1990 ± 222.1 1547 ± 137.7
18:1ω7c 61.5 ± 7.6 60.8 ± 4.2 103.7 ± 9.4 75.7 ± 5.8
18:1ω7t 59.2 ± 12.6 53.5 ± 5.8 128.3 ± 20.2 82.7 ± 9.9
18:2ω6 (LA) 174.7 ± 22.9 161.1 ± 10.2 265.7 ± 27.6 221.1 ± 15.0
18:3ω3 (ALA) 31.9 ± 4.5 30.8 ± 3.0 57.5 ± 7.1 43.2 ± 4.3
20:4ω6 (ARA) 48.4 ± 3.0 42.2 ± 3.0 66.3 ± 9.8 61.1 ± 4.6
20:5ω3 (EPA) 19.2 ± 1.5 17.6 ± 1.4 24.3 ± 2.5 24.7 ± 2.2
22:6ω3 (DHA) 6.1 ± 1.0 5.4 ± 0.7 7.9 ± 1.1 8.4 ± 1.0
22:5ω3 (DPA) 16.7 ± 0.9 13.8 ± 0.8 23.6 ± 2.7 21.9 ± 1.5
∑SFA 1307 ± 225.5 1444 ± 137.9 2324 ± 272.4 1902 ± 156.7
∑MUFA 1314 ± 224.8 1430 ± 139.1 2464 ± 280.6 1890 ± 163.6
∑PUFA 341.9 ± 29.6 308.1 ± 17.8 503.9 ± 43.6 431.3 ± 28.7
∑CLA 13.4 ± 2.2 10.7 ± 0.9 19.3 ± 1.8 15.8 ± 1.6
∑ω6 239.4 ± 25.7 216.8 ± 12.8 352.3 ± 38.2 301.1 ± 19.8
∑ω3 77.5 ± 5.2 70.7 ± 5.1 117.5 ± 6.4 101.3 ± 8.1
EPA + DHA 25.3 ± 2.3 23.0 ± 2.0 32.2 ± 3.5 33.1 ± 3.1
P/S 0.3 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 0.0 0.2 ± 0.0
ω6/ω3 3.2 ± 0.3 3.2 ± 0.1 3.0 ± 0.3 3.0 ± 0.1
IA 0.5 ± 0.0 0.5 ± 0.0 0.5 ± 0.0 0.5 ± 0.0
IT 1.1 ± 0.0 1.2 ± 0.0 1.2 ± 0.1 1.2 ± 0.0
h/H 2.0 ± 0.1 1.9 ± 0.1 2.1 ± 0.1 2.0 ± 0.0
  1. AFatty acids are as defined in Table 2. Fatty acids are presented on an mg/100 g muscle tissue basis. Values are least square means and standard error of the means for 8 ewe and 12 wether lambs within raw and cooked analysis. Row means within raw and cooked meats showing differing superscript letters significantly differ (P < 0.05)