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Carcass and Meat Quality Traits in an Embden×Toulouse Goose Cross Raised in Organic Dehesa
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Carcass and Meat Quality Traits in an Embden×Toulouse Goose Cross Raised in Organic Dehesa
Sole, M.; Pena, F.; Domenech, V.; Clemente, I.; Polvillo, O.; Valera, M.; Verona, J.C.; Rubi, M.; Molina, A.;
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 Abstract
This study assessed the influence of genetic type (Embden-Anser anser, EE; Toulouse-Anser anser, TT and F1 cross, ET) for meat characteristics (carcass, meat quality and fatty acid (FA) profiles), of domestic geese "Anser anser domesticus" raised in dehesa as an alternative, organic feeding system. Carcass and breast muscle weight (p<0.01) were greater for the ET group at the same live weight. None of the groups showed differences in the production of fatty liver with this type of feeding. Higher values were found for maximum Warner-Bratzler shear force (between 7.62 and ), which implies the improvement of this parameter. High levels of oleic FAs were obtained, especially for the TT group. The polyunsaturated/saturated FA ratio was highest for the ET group (p<0.001), reflecting the optimum nutritional values as a component of a healthy consumer diet.
 Keywords
Carcass;Organic Dehesa;Fatty Acids;Geese;Meat Quality;
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English
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