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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 412-416
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2017.412.416
Comparative Analysis of Red and White Turkey Meat Quality
Kumarbek Amirkhanov, Aidyn Igenbayev, Almagul Nurgazezova, Eleonora Okuskhanova, Samat Kassymov, Nazerke Muslimova and Zhanibek Yessimbekov

Abstract:
Objective: The purpose of the current study was to evaluate red and white turkey meat quality in Kazakhstan by analyzing its chemical, amino acid and vitamin composition. Materials and Methods: Red and white meat was assessed from 3-4 months-old (start of the fattening period) and 6-12 months-old (end of the fattening period) turkeys (N = 10 turkeys each). Amino acid and vitamin composition was quantified with a Shimadzu LC-20 Prominence liquid chromatography system. Results: White turkey meat was found to contain 11.4-12.0% fat, while red meat contained 20.3-21.7% fat. The protein content in white meat varied between 21.4-21.7% and 18.8-19.5% in red meat. Moreover, the amino acid composition of white turkey meat was richer in essential amino acids than the red Turkey meat. After the fattening period, a slight decrease in protein (-0.7%) and increase in fat (1.4%) content was observed in both red and white turkey meat. Conclusion: The fattening period is beneficial for enriching the level of essential amino acids in white and red turkey meats.
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Kumarbek Amirkhanov, Aidyn Igenbayev, Almagul Nurgazezova, Eleonora Okuskhanova, Samat Kassymov, Nazerke Muslimova and Zhanibek Yessimbekov, 2017. Comparative Analysis of Red and White Turkey Meat Quality. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 16: 412-416.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2017.412.416

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2017.412.416

 
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