K., Endinkeau and Tan, Kim Kiew (1993) Profile of Fatty Acid Contents in Malaysian Freshwater Fish. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 16 (3). pp. 215-221. ISSN 0126-6128
Nine species of Malaysian freshwater fish were analysed for their lipid and fatty acid contents. The results show that 4 species offish commonly consumed by local people contained significantly high levels offat (range 11-17% of wet weight). Malaysian freshwater fish analysed also contained high levels of unsaturated acids compared to saturated acids. The ratio of unsaturates/saturates ranged from 1.2 to 2.3. The omega-3 acids were generally low in most species analysed except for the belut sawah which contained significantly high levels in C22:6w3 (9.4/100g oil). This quantity is comparable to that of salmon, cod and herring and thus warrants consideration for commercial exploitation. Phospholipid fractions of all fish analysed (except jelawat) had polyunsaturates/saturates ratios greater than 1. O.
|Keyword:||freshwater fish, fatty acid, phospholipid, fish lipid|
|Publisher:||Universiti Putra Malaysia Press|
|Deposited By:||Nasirah Abu Samah|
|Deposited On:||24 Nov 2009 12:22|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2010 08:50|
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