Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Review Article

Fundam Appl Agric. 2021; 6(2): 193-209

Seasonal variation of nutritional constituents in fish of South Asian Countries: A review

Md. Golam Rasul, Israt Jahan, Chunhong Yuan, Md. Shirajul Islam Sarkar, Mohammad Abu Jafor Bapary, Md. Abdul Baten, A. K. M. Azad Shah.

Knowledge of the changes of essential nutritional constituents (i.e. moisture, protein, lipid, minerals, amino acid and fatty acid profile) of fish with seasons is indispensable to estimate their energy value and to plan the most appropriate industrial and commercial processing. This article critically reviewed the nutritional constituents of 28 different fish species of Bangladesh and other South Asian countries like India, Pakistan in three different seasons viz. pre monsoon (April-June), monsoon (August-October) and post monsoon (December-February). Available findings have shown that proximate composition, amino acid and fatty acid profile varied in accordance to changes of the seasons. As the environmental factors including water temperature, pH, salinity and food availability changes with the seasons, which in turn influence the amino acid and fatty acid profile of fish in different season. Moisture content known to vary in some fishes for maintaining osmoregulation during migration. This phenomenon also largely affects the seasonal variation of proximate composition of fish. In addition, age, size, sex, habitat, breeding season and starvation during migration are also known to diverge the nutritional composition of fish in different seasons. It is generally view that fish utilizes lipid as energy source in different seasonal circumstances as gonadal development, maturation, spawning or migration and there is an inverse relationship between lipid and moisture content. Protein, lipid, amino acids and saturated fatty acid concentration were comparatively higher in pre-monsoon and lower in post-monsoon, whereas monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids were higher in post-monsoon season in many of the fishes; attributed to gonadal development of fish, when it migrates a long way. Finally, this review might help to understand the changes in nutritional values of some commercial fishes in various seasons and will assist in identifying the proper fish harvesting period.

Key words: Proximate composition, seasonal variation, freshwater and marine fish, South Asian countries

Similar Articles

Passive social media use and psychological well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of social comparison and emotion regulation.
Yue Z, Zhang R, Xiao J
Computers in human behavior. 2022; 127(): 107050

Biovalue in Human Brain Banking: Applications and Challenges for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Vedam-Mai V
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2389(): 209-220

Using the Health Belief Model to examine travelers' willingness to vaccinate and support for vaccination requirements prior to travel.
Suess C, Maddock J, Dogru T, Mody M, Lee S
Tourism management. 2022; 88(): 104405

Exploring the Alzheimer's disease neuroepigenome: recent advances and future trends.
Zhang H, Elefant F
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(2): 325-327

Environmental stocks, CEO health risk and COVID-19.
Fernández-Méndez C, Pathan S
Research in international business and finance. 2022; 59(): 101509

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites