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Elimination of "fishy" taint in eggs from hens fed diets containing canola meal

Published Authors R. Perez-Maldonado and T. Treloar Organisation Poultry Research and Development Centre, Department of Primary Industries Queensland Research Timing Jun 2005 Category Tag Export to PDF

When fed canola meal, the presence of a compound called sinapine in the meal often causes hens to lay eggs with a  fishy taint. This study aims to identify the exact levels of sinapine that cause this, and to eliminate the phenomenon.