How much fat found in Hilsa fish?

QuestionsCategory: Fisheries BiologyHow much fat found in Hilsa fish?
Anonymous asked 1 year ago

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BdFISH Answer Team Staff answered 1 year ago

The fat content was recorded 18.66% in dorsal portion (Chittagong region), 20.28% in ventral portion (Chittagong region), 19.71% in caudal portion (Chittagong region), 18.65% in dorsal portion (Khulna region), 19.15% in ventral portion (Khulna region) and 19.00% in caudal portion (Khulna region).
 
Reference:

  • Shamin MAH, Ahmed MK, Abdullah ATM (2011) PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF DIFFERENT PORTION OF HILSA, TENUALOSA ILISHA FROM TWO REGIONS OF THE BAY OF BENGAL IN BANGLADESH. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 20(2): 109‐115
     

BdFISH Answer Team Staff answered 1 year ago

The fat of Hilsa Fish [Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822)] were found 4.97 ± 0.89 to 8.21 ± 1.87%. Fat generally varies much more widely than other proximate components of fish, and usually reflects differences in the way fat is stored and may also be affected by seasonal/lifecycle variations and the diet/food availability of the species at the time of sampling. Hilsa fish have a higher content of dark muscle which tends to be rich in fat.
 
Reference:

  • Begum M, Bhowmik S, Juliana FM, Hossain MS (2016) Nutritional Profile of Hilsa Fish [Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton, 1822)] in Six Selected Regions of Bangladesh. J Nutr Food Sci 6:567. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000567
  • Ababouch L (2005) Lipids. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Rome, Italy.
  • Nowsad AKMA, Mohanty BP, Hoq ME, Thilsted SH (2012) Nutritional values, consumption and utilization of HilsaTenualosailisha (Hamilton 1822). In: Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Hilsa: Potential for Aquaculture. Dhaka, Bangladesh.