© 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 language||American English|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1999|