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