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Nutritional Profile and Heavy Metal Content of Cultured Milkfish (Chanos chanos)

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dc.contributor.author Murthy, L.N.
dc.contributor.author Padiyar, P.A.
dc.contributor.author Rao, B.M.
dc.contributor.author Asha, K.K.
dc.contributor.author Jesmi, D.
dc.contributor.author Girija, P.G.
dc.contributor.author Prasad, M.M.
dc.contributor.author Ravishankar, C.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-17T09:06:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-17T09:06:29Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Fiishery Technology 2016:53(3), 245-249 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2477
dc.description.abstract Nutritional profile of fresh cultured milkfish (Chanos chanos) revealed that the fish had good quantity of protein, amino acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Essential amino acids formed 49.49% of the total amino acids of milkfish meat. Leucine (8%), lysine (7.3%), phenyl alanine (6.7%) and histidine (6.1%) were the predominant essential amino acids. Glutamic acid (18.2%) was the dominant nonessential amino acid. The fish was rich in unsaturated fatty acids (50.74%) of which mono unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) constituted 34.47 and 16.27%, respectively. The predominant MUFA, PUFA and saturated fatty acids were oleic acid C18:1 (26.1%), linoleic acid C18:2 (10.9%) and palmitic acid C16:0 (29.82%). Heavy metals such as zinc, copper, cadmium, cobalt, mercury and lead in different body organs of cultured milkfish were within the acceptable limit. The cultured milkfish can be considered as important fish for human nutrition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Society of Fisheries Technologists(India) en_US
dc.subject Chanos chanos en_US
dc.subject proximate composition, en_US
dc.subject heavy metals en_US
dc.subject amino acid profile en_US
dc.subject fatty acid profile en_US
dc.title Nutritional Profile and Heavy Metal Content of Cultured Milkfish (Chanos chanos) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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