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Trace element-based food value evaluation in soft and hard shelled mud crabs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19660512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of 10 elements were studied from the pre-moult hard shelled and newly moulted (soft shelled) crabs (Scylla serrata) by the (Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence) EDXRF technique. The study evaluated the composition of all 10 elements from the body tissues and the exuvium of soft shelled and the carapace of pre-moulted hard-shelled crabs in order to evaluate the food value from nutritional and safety point of view for human consumption. The essential elements like K, Ca, Mn, Cu, etc., get reabsorbed from the carapace to the body tissues in order to meet the further requirement in the soft shelled crabs and are also utilized to some extent during the formation of new carapace, toxic element like Pb gets excreted during exuviation and element like Zn gets regulated, as and when become higher in bioavailable form. This study gives evidence that, the freshly moulted soft shelled crabs are more safe and nutritious than the hard-shelled crabs.
Anil Mohapatra; T R Rautray; Ajit K Patra; V Vijayan; Rajeeb K Mohanty
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1873-6351     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-27     Completed Date:  2010-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2730-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Environmental Sciences, Fakir Mohan University, Vyasa Vihar, Balasore-19, Orissa, India.
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MeSH Terms
Brachyura / chemistry*
Food Analysis
Nutritive Value*
Shellfish / analysis*
Spectrometry, X-Ray Emission
Trace Elements
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0/Trace Elements

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