Table 1. Amino acid composition and protein content of 27 food fishes from India

Marine Fishes


Fresh Water

Cold Water

Bivalve Molluscs

Classification of AA as nutritionally 'essential' or 'nonessential' or 'conditionally essential' is as per Wu et al. 2013 a Conditionally essential amino acids; c Values are reported as mean ± standard deviation of three replicates, nd: not detected Functional amino acids as per human nutrition (Wu et al 2010, 2013)
Table 2: Fish species rich in different amino acids. Fish species rich is specific amino acids among the species studied are listed (ref.Table1).

Essential amino acids (EAAs)
Argc Onchorhynchus mykiss, Tor putitora, Neolissochilus hexagonolepsis
Cysc Cys
Gluac Cirrihus mrigala, Catla catla, Labeo rohita
Glyac Cirrihus mrigala, Catla catla, Labeo rohita
His Rastrellger kanagurta, Catla catla, Stoleophorus waitei, Amblypharyngodon mola, Puntius sophore
Iso Onchorhynchus mykiss, Labeo rohita, Stoleophorus commersoni
Leuc Stoleophorus waitei, Rastrellger kanagurta, Labeo rohita
Lys Stoleophorus commersoni, Thunnus albacores, Tor putitora
Metc Stoleophorus waitei, Tor putitora, Rastrellger kanagurta
Phe Cirrihus mrigala, Catla catla, Labeo rohita
Proac Onchorhynchus mykiss, Tor putitora
Thr Thunnus albacores, Nemipterus japonicus, Stoleophorus waitei, Stoleophorus commersoni
Trpc Tor putitora
Tyrc Onchorhynchus mykiss, Tor putitora
Val Nemipterus japonicas, Cirrihus. mrigala, Rastrellger kanagurta
Non-essential amino acids (NEAAs)
Ala Nemipterus japonicus, Labeo rohita, Catla catla
Asp Stoleophorus commersoni, Heteropneustes fossilis, Clarias batrachus
Ser Stoleophorus commersoni, Nemipterus japonicas, Thunnus albacares

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