Communication

Lipids

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 529-531

First online:

Fatty acid composition of wild and farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

  • Carole BlanchetAffiliated withPublic Health Research Unit, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec Email author 
  • , Michel LucasAffiliated withPublic Health Research Unit, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)
  • , Pierre JulienAffiliated withLipid Research Center, CHUQ
  • , Richard MorinAffiliated withMinistère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
  • , Suzanne GingrasAffiliated withPublic Health Research Unit, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)
  • , Éric DewaillyAffiliated withPublic Health Research Unit, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to examine the FA composition of wild and farmed Atlantic salmon (AS) and rainbow trout (RT). FA profiles were obtained by GC/FID. Results showed that lipid and n−3 highly unsaturated FA contents of farmed and wild AS were similar. Total n−3 and n−6 PUFA were significantly higher in farmed AS than in wild AS. Farmed RT contained more fat and less n−3 PUFA than wild RT. Our results show that farmed salmonids provide high levels of n−3 HUFA to consumers.