ANALYSIS OF CHOLESTEROL LEVEL OF THREE SPECIES OF PIG
The aim of this study was to examine variability in cholesterol content and fatty acid composition in musculuslongissimus (MLLT) of various genotypes of pigs.Out of 30 male castrated animals used in the trial, 20 were Mangalitsa pigs (Swallow Belly-SBM and White-WM) while 10 were of the Swedish Landrace breed – SL. The representative of pig meat breeds, SL had significantly less cholesterol in MLLT compared to SBM and WM pigs. The total monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and unsaturated fatty acids (USFA) content was higher in SBM and WM than in SL pigs (p< 0.001).
varies from 58 to 73 mg/100 g of fresh tissue. However, lipid fraction of muscle content varies from 37 to 43% of
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saturated fatty acids, as well as from 59 to 63% of unsaturated fatty acids, including 9 to 12% polyunsaturated fatty
.Hungarianresearchers studied the fatty acid and cholesterol content of fatty tissues in Mangalitsa and
Mangalitsa crosses with other breeds. They established that the unsaturated fatty acids content surpassed 60% in the
Mangalitsa pig fat and almost reached the same percentage in the crosses