Note. Seasonal variations of fatty acid composition in wild marine shrimps (Penaeus semisulcatus de Haan, 1844 and Metapenaeus monoceros Fabricus, 1789) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea


Yanar Y. , Celik M.

FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.11, no.5, pp.391-395, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1082013205058245
  • Title of Journal : FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.391-395

Abstract

Seasonal fatty acid profiles of Penaeus semisulcatus and Metapenaeus monoceros were investigated. Palmitic (16:0), stearic acid (18:0), oleic (18:1), palmitooleic acid (16:1), arachidonic acid (20:4), eicosapentaenoic (EPA, 20:5 n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n-3) were found to be the most abundant fatty acids in both shrimp species. Fatty acid profile showed seasonal changes. The highest EPA + DHA contents were recorded during winter (January) in both species.