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Proximate and mineral composition of some selected coldwater fishes of upland Himalaya

Proximate and mineral composition of some selected coldwater fishes of upland Himalaya Purpose – The present study aims to determine the proximate and mineral composition of important coldwater food fishes in the North Eastern Indian upland region to assess their nutritional quality. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is of original work and the analyses were performed using AOAC (1990). Data were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and determined by Duncan’s Multiple Range Test using SPSS (Version 19). Findings – Crude protein levels ranged from 16-20 per cent, crude fat (CF) 9.60-1.54 per cent and ash 3.5-0.99 per cent. Moisture content was in the range of 71-78 per cent. The lowest moisture content was observed in Semiplotus semiplotus and highest in Labeo dero . Sodium, potassium and calcium content ranged from 92-309, 692-1435, 467-2021 mg/100g, respectively. Maximum concentration of potassium was found in Labeo dero followed by Labeo pangusia . Selenium was most abundant in L. dero , Labeo dyocheilus , Sanguina sanguine , Barilius bendelisis , Garra mullya , L. pangusia and Neolissochilus hexagonolepis . The maximum level of iron was evidenced in Tor tor . Originality/value – The results obtained revealed that all the ten studied fishes are rich sources of nutrients including protein, macro and micro-minerals, which will be a healthy addition to human diet and will act as a ready reference for the nutritionists and other stakeholders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

Proximate and mineral composition of some selected coldwater fishes of upland Himalaya

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0034-6659
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10.1108/NFS-08-2013-0096
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Abstract

Purpose – The present study aims to determine the proximate and mineral composition of important coldwater food fishes in the North Eastern Indian upland region to assess their nutritional quality. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is of original work and the analyses were performed using AOAC (1990). Data were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and determined by Duncan’s Multiple Range Test using SPSS (Version 19). Findings – Crude protein levels ranged from 16-20 per cent, crude fat (CF) 9.60-1.54 per cent and ash 3.5-0.99 per cent. Moisture content was in the range of 71-78 per cent. The lowest moisture content was observed in Semiplotus semiplotus and highest in Labeo dero . Sodium, potassium and calcium content ranged from 92-309, 692-1435, 467-2021 mg/100g, respectively. Maximum concentration of potassium was found in Labeo dero followed by Labeo pangusia . Selenium was most abundant in L. dero , Labeo dyocheilus , Sanguina sanguine , Barilius bendelisis , Garra mullya , L. pangusia and Neolissochilus hexagonolepis . The maximum level of iron was evidenced in Tor tor . Originality/value – The results obtained revealed that all the ten studied fishes are rich sources of nutrients including protein, macro and micro-minerals, which will be a healthy addition to human diet and will act as a ready reference for the nutritionists and other stakeholders.

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Nutrition & Food ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 10, 2014

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