Chemical composition and mineral contents of six commercial fish species from the arabian gulf coast of Saudi Arabia

E. M. Younis, A. A. Abdel-Warith, A. Ali, N. A. Al-Asgah, A. S. El-Shayia

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Abstract

The study evaluated the dressing percentage, nutritional quality and mineral composition of six commercial fish species (Scads, Alepes djedaba, Emperors, Lethrinus lent/an, Kingfish, Scomberomorus commerson, Jobfish, Lutjanus malabaricus, Coral trout, Plectropomus maculates and Groupers, Epinephelus chlorostigma) from the Arabian gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. The Kingfish (Scomberomorus commerson) showed the highest (90.9%) dressing percentage followed by Grouper (80.6%) and Coral trout (80.3%) whereas the lowest (72.9%) was for Emperors, scad fish (Alepes djedaba) had lowest skin and bone weights. Significant (p-1) in fish muscles was observed in Coral trout. Significant (p-1, respectively). It is concluded that these fish species contribute towards a safe, healthy and nutritious food for human consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3053-3059
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Volume10
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Arabian gulf
  • Chemical composition
  • Fish species
  • Minerals
  • Saudi arabia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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