Proximate composition

Proximate composition of fish is generally the percentage composition of the four basic constituents viz. water, protein, fat and ash (mainly minerals). The chemical composition of fish varies widely between species and among the individual fishes within the same species depending on age, sex, environment and season. Protein and ash content do not register much variation. Lipid content shows remarkable variation and shows an inverse relationship with water content.
The standard protocols for the analysis of proximate compositions are given below:


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