Articles | Volume 65, issue 3
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 341–352, 2022
Arch. Anim. Breed., 65, 341–352, 2022
Original study
21 Sep 2022
Original study | 21 Sep 2022

Fatty acid profile and sensory properties of lamb meat from males of five indigenous breeds

Levent Mercan et al.

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This article investigated the lamb meat physical, chemical, instrumental, and sensory quality characteristics of 60 meat samples from five indigenous sheep breeds. As meat quality is vital in healthy and balanced nutrition, the presented results will benefit consumers, nutritionists, and those working in this field.