Help! need HUFA levels for school

Help! need HUFA levels for school

Postby simple » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:45 pm

Hi, i need to find the level of HUFA fats in the following
Live rotifers
frozen rotifers
egg yolk instant milk
I need this for a school project and have been looking everywhere but i cant find them. Thank you so much!
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Re: Help! need HUFA levels for school

Postby William » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:00 pm

Disclosure - all of the numbers used below are pulled from thin air. Do not quote them.

The Rotefers themselves do not have any HUFA's to speak of. 99.9% of the HUFA in a rotifer is in the undigested food in their gut. So it is not really possible to give you 1 standard value because it depends so heavily on what the rotifers were feed in the last hour or so. If the rotifers were grown on bakers yeast, they would be pretty much 0% HUFA. But if they had been a food that was nearly 100% HUFA like selco, the rotifers might be 25% HUFA.

Likewise for frozen rotifers the % HUFA would be completely dependent on what they were fed in the last few hours before they were frozen.
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