Comparative analysis of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid profile of 2 common fish of upper Ganga
Priyanka Sharma, SB Sharma
Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides enormous health benefits. In this study, the ω- 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids composition in common food fishes of Upper Ganga Catla-catla and Labeo rohitaare compared. Fishes are rich sources of ω- 3 fatty acids especially, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) & Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The total PUFA amount in Catla-catla 31.9 and L.Rohita 22.5.In case of SFA content, Catla-catla is on 20.6 while L.Rohita contains 73.6.If we compare amount of MUFA of 2 fishes then the results are as follows Catla-catla is on 47.3 while L.Rohita contains 10.4. Fish oils is critical to normal eye and vision development besides providing energy for the central nervous system. Fish oils also increases memory power. The disease such as asthma, diabetes, psoriasis, thyrotoxicosis, multiple sclerosis etc. can also be moderated by ω-3 fatty acids. A person can expect good health if he or she consumes 0.5 -1g of ω–3 PUFA/day. Hence, regular consumption of these Indian food fishes may alleviate diseases/disorders related to malnutrition.
Priyanka Sharma, SB Sharma. Comparative analysis of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid profile of 2 common fish of upper Ganga. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2021, Pages 42-44