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e–ISSN: 2408–5162; p–ISSN: 2048–5170


Pages: 26-32
Emmanuel Ilesanmi Adeyeye and Matthew Olaleke Aremu

keywords: Composition; Lagos Atlantic Ocean; Pandalus borealis


Shrimps are eaten either whole (shell + flesh) after drying or as flesh alone (when fresh). The purpose of this work is to document data on the proximate, mineral compositions, mineral ratios and mineral safety index (MSI) of the whole shrimp, shell and flesh Pandalus borealis. High proximate values (g kg-1): total solid (958.1-980.0); ash (295.0-310.0); protein (171.9-191.0); organic matter (690.0-705.0); carbohydrate (464.0-485.0) but low in ether extract (8.00 -13.1), fibre (0.10-0.20). Energy ranged from 11431-11648.3 kJ kg-1, utilization of 60% of proportion of energy due to protein per cent was 1 5.1 -17.0. Values of Ca, Mg, K, Na and P were high to very high but values were low to very low in Fe, Cu, Co, Mn, Zn, Pb, Se, Cd and Ni. In MSI, Mg, P and Ca were higher than the recommended standards in all the samples. The proximate trend observed: shell > flesh > whole shrimp in protein, organic matter and UEDP%. The minerals depicted signs of pollution in Mg, P, Ca and Na only in shell. Only 3.3/11(30.0%) in the mineral ratios were within standard. Shell of P. borealis was a good source of both protein and minerals.


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