Lipids

, 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 Blanchet
  • Michel Lucas
  • Pierre Julien
  • Richard Morin
  • Suzanne Gingras
  • Éric Dewailly
Communication

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.

Abbreviations

AS

Atlantic salmon

CIRSA

Centre interuniversitaire de Recherche sur le Saumon Atlantique

CHD

coronary heart disease

FAPAQ

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

HUFA

highly unsaturated FA

MAPAQ

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

MUFA

monounsaturated FA

RT

rainbow trout

SFA

saturated FA

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carole Blanchet
    • 1
    • 4
  • 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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