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Carotenoids in different body components of Indian shrimps

Sachindra, N. M. and Bhaskar, N. and Mahendrakar, N. S. (2005) Carotenoids in different body components of Indian shrimps. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 85. pp. 167-172.

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The quantitative and qualitative distribution of carotenoids in different body components of four species of shrimp (Penaeus monodon, Penaeus indicus, Metapenaeus dobsonii and Parapenaeopsis stylifera) harvested from shallow waters off the Indian coast was assessed. The highest total carotenoid contents were observed in the head (153.1 µgg−1) and carapace (104.7 µgg−1) of P stylifera, while the body components of P indicus showed the lowest carotenoid levels. Astaxanthin and its mono- and diesters were the major carotenoids (63.5–92.2% of total carotenoids) present in the carotenoid extracts from the shrimps, while the extracts contained low levels of β-carotene and zeaxanthin. The major fatty acids in the carotenoid extracts were palmitic, heptadecanoic, palmitoleic, stearic and oleic acids.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: carotenoid; shrimp; Indian waters; astaxanthin; astaxanthin esters; fatty acids
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 04 Chemistry and Allied Sciences > 14 Carotenoid Chemistry
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 28 Meat, Fish & Poultry
Divisions: Meat Fish and Poultry Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2008 05:32
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 10:45
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1770

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