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Table 1 FA composition of PLs extracted from pheasant, hare, red deer, roe deer and wild boar in a raw (R) and a processed (P) state; values are given in weight% with means ± SEM

From: Healthy n-6/n-3 fatty acid composition from five European game meat species remains after cooking

  Pheasant Hare Red deer Roe deer Wild boar
R P R P R P R P R P
N 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
C 14:0 0.3 ± 0.009 0.22 ± 0.02 0.4 ± 0.04 0.3 ± 0.04 0.7 ± 0.05 0.6 ± 0.07 0.3 ± 0.03 0.2 ± 0.007 0.2 ± 0.02 0.4 ± 0.02
C 15:0 0.03 ± 0.002 0.03 ± 0.004 0.2 ± 0.003 0.13 ± 0.005 0.3 ± 0.003 0.3 ± 0.005 0.3 ± 0.05 0.3 ± 0.004 0.1 ± 0.002 0.1 ± 0.09
C 16:0 20.2 ± 0.6 22.1 ± 0.3 14.4 ± 0.07 15.4 ± 0.2 12.5 ± 0.09 13.7 ± 0.3 9.5 ± 0.2 11.6 ± 0.08 18.6 ± 0.4 19.6 ± 0.9
C 17:0 0.08 ± 0.002 0.09 ± 0.002 0.8 ± 0.004 0.5 ± 0.002 0.8 ± 0.006 0.8 ± 0.009 0.6 ± 0.004 0.6 ± 0.003 0.6 ± 0.01 0.6 ± 0.01
C 18:0 16.8 ± 0.2 17.2 ± 0.3 15.9 ± 0.09 15.7 ± 0.2 16.5 ± 0.1 17.01 ± 0.2 17.9 ± 0.1 18.4 ± 0.1 13.6 ± 0.1 16.1 ± 0.8
C 16:1n-7 2.2 ± 0.3 1.4 ± 0.03 0.3 ± 0.005 0.4 ± 0.03 1.7 ± 0.04 1.8 ± 0.03 0.9 ± 0.07 0.8 ± 0.01 0.5 ± 0.1 1.3 ± 0.1
C 18:1n-9 19.5 ± 1.0 21.9 ± 1.1 5.9 ± 0.1 11.8 ± 0.6 6.7 ± 0.1 8.2 ± 0.3 4.3 ± 0.03 6.1 ± 0.7 7.9 ± 0.09 8.2 ± 0.2
C 18:2n-6 17.6 ± 0.6 18.6 ± 0.1 33.5 ± 0.4 28.02 ± 0.4 29.2 ± 0.3 28.7 ± 0.5 27.4 ± 0.3 27.7 ± 0.2 42.8 ± 0.2 40.2 ± 0.7
C 18:3n-3 0.3 ± 0.02 0.8 ± 0.08 3.4 ± 0.01 5.2 ± 0.09 10.4 ± 01. 10.2 ± 0.1 4.9 ± 0.09 5.3 ± 0.07 0.8 ± 0.02 0.7 ± 0.06
C 20:4n-6 10.7 ± 0.1 8.97 ± 0.2 16.9 ± 0.2 13.5 ± 0.2 10.5 ± 0.3 9.3 ± 0.5 19.5 ± 0.2 16.4 ± 0.4 11.5 ± 0.08 10.4 ± 0.8
C 20:5n-3 0.9 ± 0.02 0.7 ± 0.01 2.4 ± 0.06 2.3 ± 0.07 4.4 ± 0.07 3.9 ± 0.2 6.4 ± 0.07 5.4 ± 0.2 0.8 ± 0.01 0.6 ± 0.04
C 22:5n-3 3.3 ± 0.08 2.4 ± 0.07 5.04 ± 0.03 5.9 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 0.1 5.1 ± 0.2 6.8 ± 0.1 5.9 ± 0.2 2.1 ± 0.02 1.5 ± 0.09
C 22:6n-3 8.2 ± 0.1 5.7 ± 0.2 1.06 ± 0.02 0.9 ± 0.02 0.4 ± 0.009 0.3 ± 0.02 1.3 ± 0.02 1.2 ± 0.04 0.3 ± 0.005 0.2 ± 0.003
∑ SFA 37.4 ± 0.6 39.6 ± 0.6 31.6 ± 0.2 32 ± 0.2 30.8 ± 0.1 32.4 ± 0.3 28.6 ± 0.2 31.1 ± 0.2 33.1 ± 0.2 36.8 ± 0.9
∑ MUFA 21.6 ± 0.9 23.4 ± 1.1 6.1 ± 0.1 12.1 ± 0.6 8.4 ± 0.2 10.1 ± 0.3 5.1 ± 0.08 6.9 ± 0.6 8.4 ± 0.04 9.5 ± 0.2
∑ PUFA** 40.9 ± 0.4 37.1 ± 0.5 62.3 ± 0.2 55.9 ± 0.7 60.8 ± 0.1 57.5 ± 0.5 66.3 ± 0.15 62.03 ± 0.7 58.4 ± 0.2 52.7 ± 0.8
∑ N6 28.3 ± 0.6 27.5 ± 0.3 50.4 ± 0.2 41.5 ± 0.5 39.7 ± 0.1 38.1 ± 0.3 46.9 ± 0.1 44.1 ± 0.4 54.3 ± 0.2 50.6 ± 0.7
∑ N3** 12.7 ± 0.2 9.6 ± 0.2 11.9 ± 0.08 14.3 ± 0.2 21.1 ± 0.07 19.5 ± 0.4 19.4 ± 0.1 17.9 ± 0.4 4.1 ± 0.04 3.1 ± 0.14
n-6/n-3° PUFA 2.9 2.9 1.95 2.5 16.3
PUFA/SAT 0.94 1.74 1.8 1.99 1.4
  1. n-6/n3 PUFA ratio as well as PUFA/SAT were computed in the processed sample only as this was our focus.
  2. ** Significantly different between species (p all < 0.0001).
  3. ° Not significant (p > 0.05).