Nutritional Composition of Edible Oysters (Crassostrea madrasensis L.) from the Southwest Coast of India

Chakraborty, Kajal and Chakkalakal, Selsa Jose and Joseph, Deepu and Joy, Minju (2016) Nutritional Composition of Edible Oysters (Crassostrea madrasensis L.) from the Southwest Coast of India. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 25 (8). pp. 1172-1189.

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    Nutritional composition of edible oysters (Crassostrea madrasensis) from the wild and cultured growth habitats from the southwest coast of India were evaluated over 4 years (2008–2011) during the premonsoon season. The important nutritional qualities of this species have been correlated with chlorophyll- a concentration, sea surface temperature, and phytoplankton density in their growth environments. The higher proportions of total polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic, and docosahexaenoic acids in the edible oysters collected from the wild habitats were significantly correlated with chlorophylla concentration revealing the role of the phytoplanktons to contribute to the occurrence of these vital fatty acids. The ideal atherogenic index (AI); thrombogenicity index (TI); hypocholesterolemic/hypercholesterolemic ratio (HH); and balanced quantities of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and low cholesterol contents qualified C. madrasensis as a potential health food.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: edible oyster; Crassostrea madrasensis; nutrients; fatty acids; amino acids; climatic factors
    Subjects: Molluscan Fisheries > Edible oyster
    Food Chemistry
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 06:03
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 10:48

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