Plankton as a source of human food

Swamy, P K (1974) Plankton as a source of human food. Seafood Export Journal, 64 (2). pp. 23-26.


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Biochemical studies carried out on the che mical composition of some of the major constituents of zooplankton biomass show a very high percentage of protein when compared to other org anic contents present in the body of such animals. In fact plankton are highly nutritious and the liquids of the cell contents of Ihese tiny organisms contain less salt than sea water. Most of these animals are edible and some palatable but are rarely eaten by man directly. People who have tasted plankton either dried to a biscuit or boiled agree that C"pepods taste like good shrimp paste.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plankton; human food
Subjects: Marine Biology > Zooplanktons
Marine Biology > Phytoplanktons
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 06:14
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:44

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