, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 529–531 | Cite as

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

  • Carole BlanchetEmail author
  • Michel Lucas
  • Pierre Julien
  • Richard Morin
  • Suzanne Gingras
  • Éric Dewailly


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.


Rainbow Trout Atlantic Salmon Farm Atlantic Salmon International Food Policy Research Institute Atlantic Salmon Salmo Salar 
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Atlantic salmon


Centre interuniversitaire de Recherche sur le Saumon Atlantique


coronary heart disease


Ministère des Ressources Naturelles, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec


highly unsaturated FA


Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec


monounsaturated FA


rainbow trout


saturated FA


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole Blanchet
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Michel Lucas
    • 1
  • Pierre Julien
    • 2
  • Richard Morin
    • 3
  • Suzanne Gingras
    • 1
  • Éric Dewailly
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Public Health Research UnitCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ)Canada
  2. 2.Lipid Research CenterCHUQCanada
  3. 3.Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)Canada
  4. 4.Institut National de Santé Publique du QuébecSainte-FoyCanada

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