Influence of extruded camelina seed and natural colourants addition in laying hens diet on eggs yolk colour and fatty acid composition - N. Spasevski, T. Peulić, V. Banjac, R. Čolović, L. Pezo, S. Rakita, N. Puvača, B. Kokić, O. Đuragić and Z. Basić – The

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of inclusion of camelina-corn meal co-extrudate (CCM) and natural pigments in hen’s diet on colour, fatty acid composition and total tocopherols content of eggs. Eggs from

hens fed with CCM had significantly higher level of α-linolenic, docosahexaenoic, and eicosapentaenoic acids than

eggs originated from hens fed with the control diets. The ω-6/ω-3 ratios in the CCM treatments were significantly lower than in the control treatments. Hence, the obtained results showed the possibility of producing functional egg with desirable colour and fatty acid composition by adding CCM and natural pigments in hen’s diet.

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