Fatty Acid Profiling for the Authentication of Iberian Hams According to the Feeding Regime

Raúl González-Domínguez, Ana Sayago, Ángeles Fernández-Recamales
2020 Foods  
The quality and sensory characteristics of Iberian ham are closely related to the pig feeding regime. These are mainly due to the inclusion or not of acorns into the diet, which significantly increases the content of monounsaturated fatty acids in this food product. In this work, the fatty acid profile from subcutaneous fat samples was evaluated and modeled with various chemometric approaches as a potential tool for authentication of Iberian ham from three categories according to the rearing
more » ... tem: "Jamón de Bellota", "Jamón de Cebo de Campo", and "Jamón de Cebo". The application of artificial neural networks provided satisfactory classification and prediction rates, with oleic acid being the most important variable driving this differentiation.
doi:10.3390/foods9020149 pmid:32028620 pmcid:PMC7073981 fatcat:n64oooao3rc5na6u5nffox3fqy