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International Journal of Food Properties
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 13  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 328 - 337

A Comparison of Proximate Composition And Fatty Acid Profile of Indus River Fish Species

Nusrat N. Memon, Farah N. Talpur and M. I. Bhanger    

Abstract: Eight species of freshwater fish from the Indus River were analyzed for their proximate composition and fatty acid (FA) profile. Differences were observed (P < 0.05) for moisture (59.95-79.45%), ash (0.05-4.95%), crude protein (17-20.09%) and lipid (0.85-18.32%) contents. The changes in FA profiles of fish species were significant (P < 0.05). The monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acid content (24.55-48.35 g/100 g) was higher than the saturated fatty acid (SFA) (25.04-41.02 g/100 g) and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) (15.72-35.34 g/100g). The predominant PUFAs were eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5 n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6 n-3). All of the fish species had n-3/n-6 within the recommended values (1-4), which confirms he importance of River Indus fish as a significant dietary source of n-3 PUFA.

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