Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 30(2): 59-70, doi: 10.3750/AIP2000.30.2.06
Some of fish species as a source of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
expand article infoA. Kołakowska, M. Szczygielski, G. Bienkiewicz, L. Zienkowicz
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Muscle lipids of ten fish species (freshwater: zander, whitefish, roach, burbot and crucian carp; farmed: rainbow trout and carp; and Baltic species: garfish, flounder and sprat) were analysed for fatty acids composition (GC/MS), lipid fractions (HPLC) and susceptibility to oxidation. 100 g of meat of lean freshwater and Baltic fish (roach, flounder, burbot and zander) can provide 50% less n-3 PUFAs than the meat of rainbow trout or whitefish and 4-6 times less than sprat. The susceptibility to oxidation of freshwater fish lipids was higher than in the Baltic species of similar PUFAs content.