PROTEIN, CARBOHYDRY AND CALCUIM CONTENT IN MEAT OF DIFFERENT BREEDS OF SHEEPS IN BALOCHISTAN
Total protein, carbohydrates and calcium contents were estimated in the meat samples of 11 verities of sheep slaughtered in Quetta. In an order from highest to the lowest proportion neat protein content was 22.4± 0.63% in Michni, 21.1±0.64% in Hashtnagri, 20.6±0.42% in Harnai, 20.5± 1.09± in Karakul, 20.1 ± 0.91 in Dumbi, 19.8±0.61% in Lohi, 19.8±0.95% in Bibrik, 18.7± 1.03% in Kacchi, 18.5±0.91% in Rakhshani and 17.7 ± 0.53% in Waziri breeds. Significant differences have been found in protein, carbohydrates, and calcium contents in these breeds. Sheep varieties under study have an average lower meat protein contents compare to goat, cow meat in the city.
The highest carbohydrates concentrations was observed in karakul, in general (0.52 ± 0.05mg/g), followed by 0.51±0.05, 0.50, ± 0.05, 0.49±0.04, 0.48±0.0.03, 0.45±0.44, 0.44±0.04, 0.41± 0.06, 0.38±0.03 and 0.38 ± 0.02 in Balochi, Harnai, Michnia, Dumbi, Bibrik, Kacchi, Hashtnagri, Lohi, Rakshani and Waziri, respectively. IN goat and cow were noticeable lower content compare to sheep as well as poultry tissue. Significant differences have been found among the compared groups.
Clciun content was 96.0± 2.10, 84.0±2.5, 83.1±3.99, 77.5±4.5, 74.6± 5.23, 72.8±4.6, 68.8±2.3, 67.7±2.8, 67.4±7.4, 67.0±1.8 µg/g in Michni, Dumbi, Rakhshani Balochi, Harnai, Bibrik, Wiziri, Kacchi, Hashtnagri, Karakul and Lohi, respectively. The highest concentration of calcium has been found in poultry compared to sheep, the goats and the cow. Significant differences in mineral content among the different groups have been observed.