PROXIMATE AND AMINO ACID COMPOSITIONS OF THE POND-CULTURED SPOTTED BARB, PUNTIUS BINOTATUS

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Leong-Seng Lim Wei-Kang Chor Rian Freddie bin Firdaus Linus Malitam Julian Ransangan Rossita Shapawi

Abstract

The pond culture of spotted barb (Puntius binotatus) has been started in Sabah. However,
the nutritional values of these cultured P. binotatus as a protein source for human consumption have never
been assessed. Therefore, the proximate and amino acid compositions of these cultured P. binotatus (n = 6, 3
females and 3 males) were evaluated to provide baseline information on its nutritional quality. The fish whole
body contained about 18% and 9% of crude protein and lipid, respectively (in wet weight basis), 11% ash
and 67% moisture. These proximate values were comparable to the wild-caught P. binotatus as reported in
previous study. In addition, the cultured P. binotatus contained high levels of glutamic acid, aspartic acid, and
glycine, (approximately 37.4, 24.5, and 23.0 mg/ g of sample, respectively). It also contained high level of
lysine (23.5 mg/ g of sample) which is an essential amino acid in human diet. In conclusion, the nutritional
quality of the cultured P. binotatus is good hence it is a suitable protein source for human consumption.


Keywords: Proximate, Amino acids composition, spotted barb, Puntius binotatus

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LIM, Leong-Seng et al. PROXIMATE AND AMINO ACID COMPOSITIONS OF THE POND-CULTURED SPOTTED BARB, PUNTIUS BINOTATUS. MJS, [S.l.], v. 34, n. 2, p. 168-171, dec. 2015. ISSN 2600-8688. Available at: <https://mjs.um.edu.my/article/view/6562>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.22452/mjs.vol34no2.3.
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