Sea tangle (Laminaria japonica) supplementation on meat quality of Korean native black goat

  • Yim, Dong-Gyun (Department of Animal Science, Sangji University) ;
  • Choi, Young-Sun (Jeollanamdo Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Nam, Ki-Chang (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Sunchon National University)
  • Received : 2019.10.01
  • Accepted : 2019.10.24
  • Published : 2019.11.30


The supplementation effects of sea tangle powders were determined for the meat quality in Korean native black goats. A total 90 castrated male black goats at 3-month age were divided into 3 dietary treatment groups: control (basal diet + mineral block), T1 (0.3% sea tangle feeding with the basal diet), T2 (0.9% sea tangle feeding with the basal diet). At 9-months feeding, 10 goats per treatment group were slaughtered, and the longissimus dorsi muscle samples were vacuum-packed, and subsequently analyzed for physicochemical evaluations. Analysis revealed decrease in the shear force and TBARS values of meat in the sea tangle dietary groups (p < 0.05). The T2 group exhibited increased levels of unsaturated fatty acids such as C16:1, C18:1, C18:2, and C20:4 (p < 0.05). The content of free amino acids with desirable taste such as aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, and serine were higher in T2, whereas alanine content was higher in both sea tangle dietary groups, as compared to control (p < 0.05). These data indicate that feeding dietary sea tangle as an alternative mineral source results in an improvement in the physicochemical profiles of goat meat.


Supported by : Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


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