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NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FRESHWATER FISH FROM WEST POMERANIAN LAKES

DOI: 10.19202/j.cs.2016.01.04

Keywords:

fresh water fish, nutritional value, omega 3 fatty acid, Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA).

Summary
The increase of consumers awareness resulting in an increased interest in knowledge about consumed food, among others its composition, derivation and nutritional value. Fish thanks to large amounts of nutrients (polyunsaturated fatty acid n-3, high nutritional value protein, vit-amins and minerals) are recommended for every person to include it in the diet, in particular for people who are at risk of heart diseases and blood system diseases. Large interspecies diversity as well as the availability and price of freshwater fish are their advantage in competi-tion with sea fish. Sea fish are also more promoted in mass media. Freshwater fish are often undervalued and marginalized in our diet, losing in competition with the fish of the sea, or popular mariculture and aquaculture species such as salmon and trout. Through this they be-come too difficult to obtain commercially.
As it has been shown in present work, by determining nutritional value of 16 freshwater fish from West Pomeranian lakes, they can fully compete with sea fish and in many cases, freshwater fish are exceeding sea fish in the field of nutritional value. Among studied inland water fish, the highest note from the point of view of human nutrition was given to predatory fish – Perch, Pike and Pike Perch which can constitute a valuable source of nutritional elements (lower amount of fat, considerably higher amount of PUFA, high amount of valuable protein).

dr inż. Grzegorz BIENKIEWICZ, inż. Anna SKORODYŃSKA
West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin
Food Quality Department
Papieza Pawla VI No 3, Szczecin, Poland
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phone: (+48) 91-449-6563
dr inż. Grzegorz TOKARCZYK
West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin
Food Technology Department
Papieza Pawla VI No 3, Szczecin, Poland
e-mail: gtokarczyk @zut.edu.pl
phone: (+48) 91-449-6528

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