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Abstract

Evaluation of nutritional value of Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782).

Abstract

Carassius gibelio (Prussiona Carp) (Bloch, 1782) is an invasive species and is known for threat for native fish communities, as it is able to reproduce from unfertilized eggs. For this reason the nutritional quality of Carassius gibelio was investigated to enhance fishery and utilization. The protein of the studied Carassius gibelio was characterized by a high content of indispensable amino acids (IAA), such as lysine, leucine, isoleucine and threonine. DHA and EPA were the dominant fatty acids among PUFAs. Carassius gibelio with high nutritional value could be safely utilized commercially by the processing industry and the fish population could be controlled.