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Table 2 FA composition of Total Lipids (TLs) 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 5 5 6 6 6 5 6 6 5 6
C 14:0 1.05 ± 0.03 0.51 ± 0.06 1.72 ± 0.15 1.38 ± 0.2 7.40 ± 0.54 2.88 ± 0.21 1.24 ± 0.07 1.00 ± 0.21 1.72 ± 0.10 1.31 ± 0.04
C 15:0 0.59 ± 0.05 0.25 ± 0.03 0.52 ± 0.03 0.44 ± 0.02 1.02 ± 0.03 0.48 ± 0.03 0.98 ± 0.02 1.05 ± 0.13 0.35 ± 0.03 0.32 ± 0.03
C 16:0 26.19 ± 0.79 13.89 ± 1.30 9.19 ± 2.04 15.62 ± 1.40 6.09 ± 0.41 20.06 ± 1.35 17.28 ± 0.67 14.78 ± 1.53 4.13 ± 0.28 24.06 ± 0.26
C 17:0 0.60 ± 0.04 0.28 ± 0.03 0.71 ± 0.06 0.54 ± 0.02 0.80 ± 0.05 0.52 ± 0.04 1.34 ± 0.08 0.94 ± 0.13 0.40 ± 0.05 0.56 ± 0.02
C 18:0 12.63 ± 0.40 6.21 ± 0.58 5.19 ± 1.75 7.66 ± 0.32 3.35 ± 0.26 8.02 ± 0.62 20.70 ± 1.79 15.89 ± 2.74 2.59 ± 0.07 12.82 ± 0.13
C 16:1n-7 5.51 ± 0.42 2.04 ± 0.22 18.02 ± 3.36 1.65 ± 0.22 41.76 ± 2.16 4.83 ± 0.30 1.75 ± 0.14 0.98 ± 0.07 35.00 ± 1.63 3.19 ± 0.09
C 18:1n-9 26.01 ± 1.13 47.82 ± 4.66 9.86 ± 0.69 44.35 ± 2.40 11.90 ± 0.58 37.07 ± 1.89 11.30 ± 0.76 38.45 ± 2.23 14.08 ± 0.76 35.03 ± 1.16
C 18:2n-6 16.13 ± 0.80 19.09 ± 1.92 30.88 ± 0.20 16.14 ± 0.66 14.95 ± 0.82 16.43 ± 0.50 21.78 ± 1.49 15.14 ± 1.41 31.64 ± 2.02 17.79 ± 0.91
C 18:3n-3 1.90 ± 0.07 5.13 ± 0.49 4.29 ± 0.25 4.23 ± 0.63 4.49 ± 0.23 5.85 ± 0.26 4.47 ± 0.21 3.20 ± 0.15 1.40 ± 0.05 0.96 ± 0.03
C 20:4n-6 1.53 ± 0.22 2.11 ± 0.18 10.98 ± 2.01 4.14 ± 0.50 3.87 ± 0.32 1.71 ± 0.15 7.47 ± 2.03 4.39 ± 0.71 6.10 ± 0.32 2.62 ± 0.39
C 20:5n-3 5.89 ± 0.79 0.44 ± 0.09 4.53 ± 2.31 0.90 ± 0.11 1.88 ± 0.14 0.77 ± 0.07 7.12 ± 2.00 1.59 ± 0.26 0.72 ± 0.05 0.36 ± 0.03
C 22:5n-3 0.91 ± 0.18 0.81 ± 0.09 2.77 ± 0.47 2.15 ± 0.21 0.56 ± 0.04 1.06 ± 0.08 3.07 ± 0.76 1.88 ± 0.25 0.64 ± 0.06 0.67 ± 0.06
C 22:6n-3 1.07 ± 0.23 1.46 ± 0.15 1.39 ± 0.35 0.78 ± 0.04 2.14 ± 0.13 0.32 ± 0.03 1.50 ± 0.23 0.70 ± 0.09 1.39 ± 0.010 0.33 ± 0.03
∑ SFA 41.05 ± 0.87 21.13 ± 1.96 17.33 ± 3.79 25.64 ± 1.60 18.65 ± 0.25 31.96 ± 2.14 41.54 ± 2.62 33.67 ± 4.50 9.19 ± 0.37 39.06 ± 0.33
∑ MUFA 31.53 ± 1.55 49.86 ± 4.60 27.88 ± 3.63 46.00 ± 2.23 53.65 ± 1.87 41.90 ± 1.69 13.05 ± 0.64 39.42 ± 2.26 49.08 ± 2.35 38.22 ± 1.17
∑ PUFA** 27.42 ± 1.84 29.04 ± 2.88 54.84 ± 0.53 28.35 ± 1.30 27.90 ± 1.62 26.13 ± 0.77 45.42 ± 3.14 26.91 ± 2.83 41.87 ± 2.25 22.72 ± 1.39
∑ N6 17.66 ± 0.94 21.20 ± 2.09 41.86 ± 1.96 20.28 ± 1.11 18.82 ± 1.11 18.14 ± 0.52 29.25 ± 2.32 19.53 ± 2.11 37.73 ± 2.15 20.40 ± 1.26
∑ N3** 9.76 ± 0.91 7.84 ± 0.79 12.97 ± 1.70 8.08 ± 0.47 9.08 ± 0.52 7.99 ± 0.26 16.16 ± 1.66 7.37 ± 0.72 4.14 ± 0.22 2.32 ± 0.14
n-6/n-3° PUFA 2.70 2.50 2.27 2.65 8. 79
PUFA/SAT 1.37 1.1 0.82 0.8 0.6
  1. ** Significantly different between species (p all < 0.0001).
  2. ° Not significant (p > 0.05).