Biochemical Composition and Nutrient contents of Tilapia Zilli from BarechiL AKE, District Badin, Sindh, Pakistan

M. Y. LAGHARI, N. T. NAREJO, N. T. NAREJO, A. R. ABBASI, S. JALBANI, P. KHAN, H. KALHORO, M. A. MAHAR

Abstract


The present study on biochemical and nutrient contents of Tilapiazilli was enumerated from August 2015 to July 2016 from Barechi Lake, district Badin Sindh, Pakistan. A total of 30 fish samples ranged from 10.0- 15.0 cm in total length and 21.0- 67.5 grams in weight were taken into consideration. It was observed that the range of percentages of moisture, protein, fat andash contents were 77.06-79.45%, 15.02-17.11%, 1.8-2.9% and 0.95-1.4% respectively. It was noticed that highest percentage of moisture was observed in the month of May (79.45%) and lowest in January (77.21%). In case of protein highest percentage was observed in the month of January (17.11%) and lowest in the month of February (15.02%). The percentage of fat was the high in the month of March (3.2%) and the low in the month of August (1.2%). In case of Ash content, it was the highest in the month of February (1.4%) and the lowest in the month of November (0.95%). Finally it was concluded that in the month of January Tilapia zillifound to be more rich in terms of nutrition.


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