Nutritional value of common edible reptiles

Mail, Joycelyn Anak (2013) Nutritional value of common edible reptiles. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The study is focused on the nutritional value of common edible reptile’s meat and effects of consuming the meat toward human. The parameters for the analysis are moisture analysis, crude protein analysis, and crude fat analysis by using proximate analysis method. Proximate analysis is the method to determine the chemical constituents of feedstuff by follow the normal composition parameter of the feed. The samples that are used for the analysis are Python reticulatus, Cuora amboinensis, Crocodylus porosus, Dogania subplana, Varanus salvator, Acrochordus javanicus and Xenelaphis hexagonotus. The native people in Padawan and Serian area commonly consume the reptiles’ meat because of the taste of the flesh instead of knowing the actual nutritional value of the meat. Based on the analysis, reptiles’ meats have not met the standard human nutrients requirement. Besides that, the conservation of the wild animal is taken seriously by Sarawak Forestry Department where some of the species are listed in Sarawak Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1998.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conservation, consumption, nutritional value, proximate analysis, reptile, Sarawak Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1998, FSTS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 04:23
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2023 07:30

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