Traditional Consumption of Magur (Clarias Batrachus) an Air Breathing Catfish among the Population of North Eastern India is Rationalized by Its Blood Lipid Parameters
CHEMFERENCE, Annual Research Symposium, IIT Madras 22 - 23rd August, 2009
25 Pages Posted: 10 May 2009 Last revised: 28 Dec 2014
Date Written: May 9, 2009
The consumption of air breathing cat fishes is very popular in various parts of India as in the North Eastern states as well as West Bengal. This has been rationalized by the present study of lipid profile in the blood plasma of Clarias batrachus (Linn) locally known as Magur. The proximate analysis of the fatty matter as described in the text for blood plasma may be used as a tool for indirect assessment of the nutritional significance of consumption of this fish with reference to good fats. Lipid profile data can also have its possible utilization for the formulation of high efficiency experimental diet using various tissue of this fish species. The reference range of lipid profile is determined in the present study as Total Cholesterol level 227.0-252.0 mg/dl, Triglycerides Level 59.0-69.0 mg/dl; VLDL level 10.0-13.8 mg/dl and LDL level 50.0-88.2 mg/dl. The average HDL level found to be 150 mg/dl-180 mg/dl in the blood plasma of Clarias batrachus (Linn), which clearly shows the noble advantage of consuming this fish species.
Keywords: Fish Consumption, North East India, Nutritional Significance, Experimental Diet
JEL Classification: Q22, Q16, O13
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