Article

Fatty acids in beef from grain- and grass-fed cattle: the unique South African scenario

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 29, issue 2, 2016 , pages: 55–62
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2016.1216359
Author(s): N HallResearch Consultant Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences,, HC SchönfeldtResearch Consultant Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences,, B PretoriusResearch Consultant Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences,

Abstract

Objective: Different fatty acids elicit different responses in the human body once ingested. Although red meat is often considered to be a source of fatty acids which has a negative impact on human health, many studies have reflected variability in the quantity and quality of fatty acids found in red meat produced on different production systems in different countries. This study evaluated the fatty acid profile of beef, produced by the grass- and grain-fed production systems practised in South Africa.

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