Nutritive value of peccary (Tayassu tajacu), red brocket deer (Mazama americana), paca (Agouti paca) and yellowfoot tortoise (Geochelone denticulata) meat

Hugo Gálvez, Teresa Arbaiza, Fernando Carcelén, Orlando Lucas

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Abstract

© 1999 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The nutritive characteristics of the four varietes of "mountain meat" most frequently consumed by the human populatiion in the city of quitos were determined. Samples of peccary (Tayassu pecary ), yellowfoot tortoise ( Geochelone denticulaa), paca (Agouti paca) and red brocket <leer (Mazama americana) meat were obtained at the main city market. Protein yields for peccary, yellowfoot tortoise, paca and red brocket <leer meat were 76.35, 45.55, 82.5 and 80.5%, with humidity contents of 74.95, 74.61, 74.70 and 73.94% respectively. Ether extracts of 1.49, 2.39, 1.73 and 0.80% and inorganic ash levels of 1.27, 0.73, 1.25 and 0.98% were determined for the peccary, yellowfoot tortoise, paca and red brocket <leer respectively, with calcium contents of 66, 53, 61 and 67 mg/lOOg. and phosphorus concentrations of 1.66, 1.61, 1.92 and 2.18 g/lOOg. Caloric content was found to be 361 for the peccary, 346 for the yellowfoot tortoise, 346 for the paca and 359 kcal for the red brocket <leer.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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