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Salutary value of haruan, the striped snakehead Channa striatus – a review


Haniffa, Mohammed Abdul Kader and Sheela, Paul Asir Jeya and Kavitha, Kumaresan and Mat Jais, Abdul Manan (2014) Salutary value of haruan, the striped snakehead Channa striatus – a review. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 4 (suppl.1). S8-S15. ISSN 2221-1691


Murrel namely Channa striatus or haruan contains all essential elements to maintain good health and to recover the lost energy after prolonged illness. The fatty acid composition (% of total fatty acid) indicated the abundant presence of C16:0 fatty acid as 30% and the other major fatty acids were C22:6 (15%), C20:4 (19%), C18:1 (12%) and C18:0 (15%). Haruan contains arachidonic acid (C20:4) as 19.0%, a precursor for prostaglandin and thromboxane biosyntheses. Both fatty and amino acids are important components for wound healing processes. Both the fillet and mucus extracts of haruan were found to exhibit a concentration dependent antinociceptive activity. In vitro antioxidant activity was higher in Channa roe protein hydrolysate than in Labeo roe protein hydrolysate in both DPPH radical scavenging and ferric reducing power. Protein content of roe concentrates (RPC) was found to be 90.2% (Channa) and 82.5% (Lates). Water absorption, oil absorption, foam capacity, stability and emulsifying capacity were found to be higher in Channa RPC than in Lates RPC. Characterization of protein hydrolysates from muscle and myofibrillar samples of haruan showed different kinetic and proteolytic activities. The skin extract of haruan influences the serotonergic receptor system thus they can function as an anti-depressant. Thus, haruan is the best example for food as medicine.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.12980/APJTB.4.2014C1015
Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine Editorial Office
Keywords: Channa triatus; Haruan; Antinociceptive; Antioxidant; Cardiological effects
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 08:30
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 08:30
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29549
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