Analysis of the Fatty Acid Profile, Heavy Metal Concentration, and Overall Nutritional Value of Five Cameroonian Marine Fish Species

  • Malathi H Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences, School of Sciences, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Karnataka, Bangalore, India
  • Jasmine Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Assam down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Khatik SK Assistant Professor , School of Agricultural Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: Heavy metals, minerals, proteins, fatty acids


The nutritional content, heavy metal levels, and fatty acid characteristics of 5 Cameroon coastal aquatic organisms were examined. The Tiko port served as the collection point for a sample of several species, including Ilisha Africana (N1), Sardinella maderensis (N2), Cyprinus carpio (N3), Arius parkii (N4), Ethmalosa fimbriata (N5), which were then transported to the testing, rinsed with filtered water, and analyzed. Analysis of proximate structure, elements, lipids value, and heavy metals was carried out utilizing the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) protocol. The outcomes indicate the amount of protein and lipids content in N1 is greater than average. Ash concentration was highest in N3. This study indicated that the abundance of various minerals and metals increased as follows: phosphorus > magnesium > potassium > calcium > sodium > iron > zinc > copper > manganese > cadmium > arsenic. When compared to the oils obtained from N1 and N2, the oils obtained from N3, N4, and N5 were semi-siccative. Therefore, these kinds of fish can be utilized to treat protein and minerals difficulties in both people and animals.


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How to Cite
Malathi H, Jasmine Islam, & Khatik SK. (2023). Analysis of the Fatty Acid Profile, Heavy Metal Concentration, and Overall Nutritional Value of Five Cameroonian Marine Fish Species. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 24(2), 388 - 399. Retrieved from