Fat content and EPA and DHA levels of selected marine , freshwater fish and shellfish species from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia

Wan Rosli, W.I and Rohana, A.J and Gan, S.H and Noor Fadzlina, H. and Rosliza, H. and Helmy, Hazmi and Mohd Nazri, S. and Mohd Ismail, I. and Shaiful Bahri, I. and Wan Mohamad, W.B and Kamarul Imran, M. (2012) Fat content and EPA and DHA levels of selected marine , freshwater fish and shellfish species from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. International Food Research Journal, 19 (3). pp. 815-821. ISSN 2231754

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Abstract

The total lipid contents and the concentration of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) fatty acid of fourteen selected marine, three freshwater fish species, four shellfish species and two selected canned fish species of East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia were determined. The fat content of all samples ranged from 1.01 % to 15.83 % with silver catfish reported to have the highest value. Most of the fish had fat amounts lower than 10% of their total weight. In general, DHA concentrations (50.50-165.21 µg/g) were significantly higher than EPA (11.12-55.38 µg/g) in all of the fish species analyzed. Among all marine fish species, the sixbar grouper recorded the highest concentration of DHA (165.21 µg/g) while barramundi had the highest concentration of EPA (55.38 µg/g). In conclusion, all fish and shellfish species are considered a good source of EPA and DHA, representing a very valuable essential nutrient for maintenance of human health.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fat content, marine fish, shellfish, eicosapentaenoic (EPA), docosahexaenoic (DHA), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 02:39
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2021 05:53
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/21200

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