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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 951-953
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2012.951.953
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Preliminarily Comparison of Nutritional Composition of Some Fresh and Processed Seafood

Ali Aberoumand

Processing made fish less susceptible to spoilage. Fish are rich in protein content but the protein content is reduced with processing gave a better result when long-time preservation was carried out. Aim of this study was comparison of proximate analysis of some fresh and processed seafoods. Raw materials and processed seafoods (canned mackerel tuna, frozen Sea-Bream and Pressed caviar) were obtained from different firms and analyzed. Analysis carried out according AOAC methods. Moisture, protein and fat values of tuna fish were estimated to be 51, 23.9 and 21.4%, respectively. In this study, moisture content of pressed caviar was 36%, protein content was 34.4% and fat content was 16.7%, carbohydrate and energy values were 4.9% and 316 kcal/100 g, respectively. Pressed and smoked seafoods contained lower amount of moisture but higher amounts of the other components than raw materials (p<0.05). Canned mackerel tuna, frozen sea bream and pressed caviar also contained higher amounts of fat, carbohydrate and energy, respectively (p<0.05) than raw material. Except canning with water, all processing technologies decreased the moisture content but increased energy values (p<0.05) of the fish. It is concluded that processed seafoods are rich in chemical components and very nutritive. Canned tuna with salted water may be advised for low-calorie diets. Caviar pressed was one the best sea foods that was produced in Iran. Since fishes are consumed as a major protein source in food, it is very important that the protein content should not be compromised during table preparation.
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Ali Aberoumand , 2012. Preliminarily Comparison of Nutritional Composition of Some Fresh and Processed Seafood. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 15: 951-953.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2012.951.953






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