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  • Inventi:pnc/21329/16
    PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF EDIBLE AND POTENTIALLY USEFUL BRACHYURAN CRABS OF PARANGIPETTAI, SOUTHEAST COAST OF INDIA
    Somasundarannair Lyla*, Ganesh Manikantan, Syed Ajmal Khan

    The present study focuses on determining the proximate composition of 26 brachyuran crabs which includes 13 edible and 13 potentially useful crabs for edible purposes. Maximum percentage of protein content (on dry weight basis) was recorded in Scylla serrata (76.03±0.1 %) and minimum in Charybdis lucifera (66.53±0.4%), maximum lipid was recorded in Scylla olivacea (5.65±0.03%) and minimum in Podopthalmus vigil (3.09±0.5%), maximum carbohydrate content was recorded in Charybdis feriata (1.89±0.1%) and minimum in Charybdis lucifera (0.41±0.5%), maximum moisture content was recorded in Scylla serrata (82.63±0.3%) and minimum in Charybdis natator (76.23±0.5%), maximum dry weight was recorded in Charybdis natator (23.77±0.06%) and minimum in Scylla serrata (17.37±0.4%) and maximum ash content was recorded in Scylla olivacea (12.95±0.3%) and minimum in Galene bispinosa (10.40±0.3%). Among the crabs which are not used for edible purposes now, maximum protein content was recorded in Neosarmatium asiaticum (72.97±0.02%) and minimum in Macropthalmus depressus (62.23±0.3%), maximum lipid in Neosarmatium asiaticum (7.81±0.05%) and minimum in Macropthalmus depressus (4.00±0.6%), maximum carbohydrate content in Cardisoma carnifex (1.96±0.02%) and minimum in Uca lactea (0.55±0.2%), maximum moisture content in Neosarmatium asiaticum (81.62±0.1%) and minimum in Uca lactea (77.12±0.1%), maximum dry weight in Metopograpsus frontalis (22.38±0.05%) and minimum in Neosarmatium asiaticum (18.38±0.0%) and maximum ash in Cardisoma carnifex (12.91±0.3%) and minimum in Uca lactea (9.01±0.0%). It is evident from the present study that crabs which are not used for edible purposes now also have good nutritive values and can be used for edible purposes.

    How to Cite this Article
    Somasundarannair Lyla, Ganesh Manikantan, Syed Ajmal Khan. Proximate Composition of Edible and Potentially Useful Brachyuran Crabs of Parangipettai, Southeast Coast of India. Inventi Impact: Nutraceuticals, 2017(2):81-85, 2017.
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