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Proximate Composition of Three Species of Scomberoides Fish from Sri Lankan Waters

Author(s): S. Sutharshiny | K. Sivashanthini

Journal: Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition
ISSN 1992-1470

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 103;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Lipid | protein | moisture | ash | carbohydrate | Scomberoides lysan | S. tol | S. commersonianus

Evaluating the proximate composition of food fish is the most important aspect in fish nutrition. The present study was carried out to determine the flesh quality of Scomberoides lysan, S. tol and S. commersonianus fish species which correspond to different grade of inclination of the Sri Lankan consumers. Major nutrient compositions of raw muscle like protein, lipid, moisture, carbohydrate and ash were estimated. Proximate compositions were varied among the species. The highest moisture content was present in S. lysan (75.67%) and the lowest in S. commersonianus (72.57%). The ash content estimated in S. lysan, S. tol and S. commersonianus were 1.42, 1.49 and 1.6%, respectively. Carbohydrate was present in very low level (
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