DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0555.48.1.018    | Article Id: B-182 | Page : 83-87
Yalçin Kaya* and Demet Kocatepe1
Address : Department of Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries Faculty, Sinop University, 57000 Sinop- Turkey


The scorpion (Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus 1758) fish contained moisture, protein, fat, ash, carbohydrate, 81.76, 15.91, 0.20, 1.57, 0.57%, respectively and energy 67.63 kcal/100g. The essential amino acids content of scorpion was approximately 52% of total amino acids. The dominant amino acids were lysine and glutamic acid. The ratio of essential/non-essential amino acids (E/NE) was calculated as 1.08. The fatty acid composition indicated 53.22% saturated (SFA), 35.07% monounsaturated (MUFA) and 1.75% polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids.  Predominant SFA, MUFA and PUFA were palmitic acid, oleic acid and arachidonic acid, respectively. The major macro and micro elements were potassium, calcium and iron zinc, respectively.


Amino acids Composition Fatty acids Minerals Scorpaena porcus Scorpion.


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