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Table 1 Most prominent fatty acids (% of total fatty acids based on gas chromatography analyses) of guinea pig pellets, walnut oil, and coconut fat

From: Reproductive performance and gestational effort in relation to dietary fatty acids in guinea pigs

Fatty acid Guinea pig pelletsa Walnut oil Coconut fat
C 12:0 n.d. n.d. 49.26
C 14:0 0.61 n.d. 22.53
C 16:0 16.16 6.55 11.82
C 16:1 0.61 n.d. n.d.
C 18:0 3.35 2.76 4.60
C 18:1 n-9 18.90 14.16 6.71
C 18:1 n-7 n.d. 1.28 0.53
C 18:2 n-6 50.00 63.14 3.73
C 18:3 n-6 n.d. 0.40 0.26
C 18:3 n-3 10.06 11.03 n.d.
total MUFAs 19.51 15.44 7.39
total PUFAs 60.06 75.25 4.22
total SFAs 20.43 9.31 88.39
P:S ratio 2.94 8.08 0.05
  1. n.d. Not detectable
  2. aSsniff V2233, ssniff Spezialdiäten GmbH, Soest, Germany
  3. Guinea pig pellets were provided ad libitum in each dietary group; walnut oil (PUFA group) and coconut fat (SFA group) were additionally supplemented (3 mL/kg body mass) to animals of the corresponding group