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Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2004  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 9 - 10

Biochemical Assessment of Selected Fresh Fish

K. Azam, M.Y. Ali, M. Asaduzzaman, M.Z. Basher and M.M. Hossain

Abstract

Ten fresh fish samples of different species (Mugil cephalus, Setipinna phasa, Coilia dussumieri, Scatophagus argus, Sillanopsis panijus, Arius caelatus, Hilsa ilisha, Polynemus paradiseus, Platicephalus indicus and Pelamys chiliensis) collected from Kuakata, Bangladesh were assessed biochemically (proximate composition, total volatile basic nitrogen, tri-methyl amine and pH). Moisture content of fresh fish varied over a range from 65.33 to 78.92%. Likewise, protein (8.58 to 19.06%), fat (6.12 to 12.99%) and ash (1.07 to 8.41%) content indicated wide variation in the ten fresh fish analysed. TVB-N and TMA-N values of fresh fish were found ranging between 10.92 ± 0.23 to 25.75 ± 0.80 mg N 100 g-1 and 7.70 ± 0.67 to 18.50 ± 0.77, respectively. The values of pH of the samples ranged from 7.03 ± 0.05 to 6.7 ± 0.07.

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