β-carotene and retinol contents in the meat of herbivorous ungulates with a special reference to their public health importance

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Author(s)

    • DARWISH Wageh Sobhy DARWISH Wageh Sobhy
    • Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060–0818, Japan|Food Control Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt
    • IKENAKA Yoshinori IKENAKA Yoshinori
    • Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060–0818, Japan|Water Research Group, Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
    • ELDESOKY Kamal Ibrahim
    • Educational Animal Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44510, Egypt
    • NAKAYAMA Shouta
    • Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060–0818, Japan
    • MIZUKAWA Hazuki
    • Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060–0818, Japan
    • ISHIZUKA Mayumi
    • Laboratory of Toxicology, Department of Environmental Veterinary Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060–0818, Japan

Abstract

The aim of this study was to estimate total carotenoids, β-carotene and retinol concentrations in the livers and muscles of some ungulates (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and horses) in comparison with the Wistar rats as a control. Cattle and horses had the highest contents of total carotenoids and β-carotene. Unexpectedly, sheep was the highest accumulator of retinol with a mean concentration of 203 ± 23.34 <i>µ</i>g/g, while the least accumulator was buffalo, having a mean value of 58.28 ± 13.77 <i>µ</i>g/g. Livers had higher contents of the examined phytochemicals than muscles. Consumption of these tissues may provide human with some needs from these important phytochemicals, though ingestion of livers, especially that of the sheep, is not advisable for the pregnant women.

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 78(2), 351-354, 2016

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130005131329
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • NDL Article ID
    027141728
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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