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Fatty acid profile of ghee derived from two genotypes (cattle–yak vs. yak) grazing different alpine Himalayan pasture sites

Marquardt, Svenja; Barsila, Shanker R.; Amelchanka, Sergej L.; Devkota, N.R.; Kreuzer, Michael and Leiber, Florian (2018) Fatty acid profile of ghee derived from two genotypes (cattle–yak vs. yak) grazing different alpine Himalayan pasture sites. Animal Production Science, 58, pp. 358-368.

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Summary

The fatty acid (FA) profile of ghee produced from milk of cattle–yak hybrids grazing five mountain pasture sites along a high-alpine transhumance route in Nepal was analysed. Pastures differed in altitude above sea level(2600–4500 m), time period of being grazed and phytochemical composition of the swards. Additionally, a comparison of ghee from purebred yak and hybrid was performed, with samples produced at two of the sites. Pasture site had a strong effect on almost all FAs. Proportions of oleic, linoleic and a-linolenic acid in ghee were smallest on the highest pasture at 4500 m where the largest condensed tannin concentrations in the forages were found. No systematic site effects were found for c9,t11 conjugated linoleic acid and total polyunsaturated FAs. Ghee produced from the hybrids’ milk was richer in major functional FAs such as a-linolenic and linoleic acid, while yak ghee contained more saturated FAs and eicosapentaenoic, docosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishyakUNSPECIFIED
EnglishcattleUNSPECIFIED
EnglishmilkUNSPECIFIED
EnglishbutterUNSPECIFIED
EnglishgheeUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
Switzerland
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:32502
Deposited On:03 Jan 2018 12:00
Last Modified:03 Jan 2018 12:00
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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