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Fatty Acid Composition of Some Potential Fish Oil from Production Centers in Indonesia

Sugeng Suseno, Saraswati Hayati, Ayu Izaki
2014 Oriental Journal of Chemistry  
This study aimed to analyze the fatty acid composition of some potential fish oil originated from some production centers in Indonesia. Samples observed were softshell turtle oil, freshwater eel oil, shark liver oil, tuna oil, and lemuru oil. Fatty acid composition of the oil was analyzed and quantified using gas chromatography after being converted into FAME. Detected SFA, MUFA, and PUFA as ranged from 1.67-37.99%, 3.17-38.34%, and 0.70-34.99%. Oleic acid became predominant fatty acid in
more » ... fatty acid in sofshell turtle oil, freshwater eel oil, and shark liver oil. Tuna oil was rich in DHA (24.56%), while lemuru oil was rich in EPA (14.36%). fatty acids implicated with the increasing demand of fish oil for food industry and pharmaceutical use 11 .
doi:10.13005/ojc/300308 fatcat:7yecwrufmfawpbqenppkap5mey