Fatty acid composition of swine fat when using different feedstuffs in diets

Keywords: swine fat, fatty acids, diet, foodstuffs, product quality.


Human health is largely determined by the influence of environmental factors, including the quality of foodstuff. Nutrition is one of the most important factors, so the application of modern knowledge about the energy value and fatty acid composition of basic foods, as well as the organization of a rational diet of people on this basis can significantly improve it. This article analyses data on the fatty acid composition of fat when using different feedstuffs in swine diets. The use of additives in animal diets in order to increase their productivity affects the quality of products, in particular the fatty acid composition of swine fat, which influences the physical and chemical properties and technological properties of food products. The role of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids in human and animal bodies, which play an extremely important role in metabolism, is described. The data on their content in fat and swine products as the main source of these substances in the human diet are summarised. The importance of a balanced intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet is discussed, which contributes to the prevention of various diseases, and a review of the results of studies on the effect of various feedstuffs on the fatty acid composition of swine products is given, since the content of individual fatty acids that are not synthesised in the animal body is affected by feed quality and the presence of fatty acids in lipids of feed, which determine the quality of human foods.


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Chyzhanska, N., & Polishchuk, A. (2021). Fatty acid composition of swine fat when using different feedstuffs in diets. Scientific Messenger of LNU of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies. Series: Food Technologies, 23(96), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.32718/nvlvet-f9604