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Table 5 Alpha-tocopherol content (mg/g) in the broiler breast and leg meat

From: Wheat germ oil enrichment in broiler feed with α-lipoic acid to enhance the antioxidant potential and lipid stability of meat

Treatments Breast meat Leg meat
  2010 2011 Mean 2010 2011 Mean
T 1 (control) 11.03±0.5 11.24±0.4 11.14±0.7f 9.54±0.6 10.78±0.5 10.16±0.4f
T 2 (NAT) 21.29±0.9 22.44±0.9 21.86±0.5c 21.64±0.3 23.32±0.4 22.48±0.6c
T 3 (SAT) 17.35±0.7 19.39±0.6 18.37±0.3d 18.54±0.4 19.34±0.3 18.94±0.7d
T 4 (ALA) 13.77±0.5 12.86±0.4 13.31±0.7e 12.52±0.6 11.30±0.4 11.91±0.3e
T 5 (ALA+NAT) 25.43±0.9 26.35±0.8 25.89±0.9a 26.19±0.9 27.26±0.8 26.73±0.8a
T 6 (ALA+SAT) 23.82±0.8 24.21±0.5 24.02±0.6b 23.66±0.8 23.51±0.6 23.59±0.5b
Means 8.78±0.8a 19.41±0.5a   18.68±0.4a 19.25±0.7a  
  1. Values are mean ±S.D of three independent measurements.
  2. Means sharing similar letter in a row or in a column are statistically non-significant (P>0.05).
  3. NAT= Natural α-tocopherol, SAT= Synthetic α-tocopherol, ALA= α-Lipoic acid.