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Title: Nutritional properties of the rainbow crab Cardisoma rotundum (Quoy & Gaimard 1824) from Puducherry, Southeast coast of India
Authors: Silambarasan, Rajagopal
Sankar, G.
Ramamoorthy, K.
Keywords: Proximate composition;Cardisoma rotundum;Fatty acids;Minerals;Amino acids
Issue Date: Jan-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study deals with biochemical composition of rainbow crab Cardisoma rotundum was collected from Pondicherry region. The results of proximate composition in C.rotundum showed the percentage of protein was high 24.14%, followed by carbohydrate 9.34%, lipid 7.85%, moisture 37.99% and ash 20.70%. Totally ten essential amino acids were analysed. Lycine was found to be the more which constituted 0.763 mg. Valine contributed low in the body tissues (0.165 mg). Non-essential amino acids also ten acids were found. Glutamic acid was found more (0.874 mg) and the Asparagine observed very low with constituted 0.138 mg. Stearic acid was observed in high quantity of fatty acids (8.26 mg) and Linolenic acid was low quantity of fatty acids (1.72 mg) recorded. Among the minerals, calcium (216.8 mg) was observed as a major element and copper (0.36 mg) as the minor.
Page(s): 173-179
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.45(01) [January 2016]

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