Proximate and Mineral Compositions of Rice Field Eel Monopterus Albus

Conniey, F.K. and Ha, Dr. Hou Chew and Nguang, Dr. Siew Ing (2018) Proximate and Mineral Compositions of Rice Field Eel Monopterus Albus. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4). pp. 72-77. ISSN 2227-524X

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Rice field eel (Monopterus albus) is an air breather freshwater fish that can be found extensively in paddy field area in Malaysia. It has high economic value all over Asia and used as folk remedies for various diseases. Mineral compositions play a vital role in various metabolisms though it's required in a minute amount in the human body. Proximate compositions and selected minerals compositions were determined in Monopterus albus. The study found that Monopterus albus was high in protein content (50.07%-74.31%) and low in lipid (2.26%-2.66%), which suggests this fish species suitable to be consumed by various human conditions. The amplest macroelement was Calcium with a concentration of 29127.00 mg/Kg - 50468.50 mg/Kg, followed by Phosphorus and Magnesium, 21290.00 mg/Kg - 32975.50 mg/Kg and 1264.50 mg/Kg - 1638.50 mg/Kg respectively. Zinc was the dominant microelement found in Monopterus albus with a concentration of 44.17±1.20 mg/Kg followed by Iron, Manganese, Copper, and Chromium with concentration range of 32.60 mg/Kg - 38.6 mg/Kg, 3.40 mg/Kg – 22.65 mg/Kg, 0.97 mg/Kg - 1.07 mg/Kg and 0.59 mg/Kg - 0.78 mg/Kg respectively. The results of this study will be further used to promote fish-based medication and remedies benefit to human.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Minerals Composition, Monopterus albus, Proximate Composition, Rice Field Eel
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculty of Bio-resources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2022 07:16
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 07:16

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