Fatty acids in muscle of wild and farmed red porgy, Pagrus pagrus

TitleFatty acids in muscle of wild and farmed red porgy, Pagrus pagrus
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsRueda, FM, López JA, Martínez FJ, Zamora S, Divanach P, Kentouri M
JournalAquaculture Nutrition
Pages161 - 165
KeywordsDiet, Fatty acids, Phospholipids, Red porgy (Pagrus pagrus (L.)), Triacylglycerols

The total fat content and the fatty acids of total lipids (TL), phospholipids (PL) and triacylglycerols (TAG) were analysed in white muscle from wild and reared red porgy, Pagrus pagrus (L.). The fat percentage was higher in reared (3.03 ± 0.57%) (mean ± SE) than wild (0.65 ± 0.03%) fish. The fatty acid pattern of reared porgy TL reflected the diet's lipid. Wild red porgy showed higher levels of ω3 and ω6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) than reared, but both the atherogenic index and the index of thrombogenicity were very low for both wild and reared red porgy. The lipid fractions showed that the PL were composed of very high levels of PUFA, especially 22:6ω3, and their composition seemed to be better regulated than the composition of TAG. TAG showed greater differences between wild and reared fish, presumably because they reflected the dietary content of lipids. PUFA were the principal component of wild red porgy TAG.


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