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Chemical composition, amino acid and fatty acid profiles of Lionfish Pterois volitans from the Alacranes reef, southern Gulf of Mexico

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1041    | Article Id: B-1041 | Page : 1246-1250
Citation :- Chemical composition, amino acid and fatty acid profiles of Lionfish Pterois volitans from the Alacranes reef, southern Gulf of Mexico.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2020.(54):1246-1250
Irma Aranda-González, Alfonso Aguilar-Perera, Luis Chel-Guerrero, Santiago Gallegos-Tintoré, David Betancur-Ancona bancona@correo.uady.mx
Address : Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Periférico Norte Km. 33.5, Tablaje Catastral 13615, Col. Chuburná de Hidalgo Inn. Mérida, Yucatán, México C.P. 97203.
Submitted Date : 22-09-2018
Accepted Date : 10-01-2019

Abstract

The chemical and nutritional composition of fillet from Lionfish Pterois volitans L. captured in “Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes (PNNA)” in the Gulf of Mexico were investigated. The average chemical composition in dry weight basis of fillets was 25.41 % protein, 5.65 % ash, 0.82 % fat and 0.79 % fiber. The moisture in fresh fillet was 77.8 % on average. The fatty acids in greater proportion were SFA, followed by PUFA and MUFA, and with a w-3/w-6 ratio of 2.33. Docosahexaenoic acid was the most predominant (34.84 %). The most abundant amino acids were phenylalanine, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, isoleucine and lysine. Given its nutritionist profile, consumption of lionfish fillet could be a solution to control the invasive Lionfish population in the Gulf of Mexico.

Keywords

Amino acids Chemical composition Fatty acids Lionfish Pterois volitans.

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