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Table 3 Average value of major nutrients and micronutrients in fish products.

From: Role of inland fishery and aquaculture for food and nutrition security in Nepal

  Macronutrients (%) Elements (mg/100 g)
Product name Protein Moisture Lipids Carbohydrate
K Na Mg Fe Zn Ca
Fresh water fish 14.8–22.8 68–78.5 0.6–19.4 2.3–6.9 49–501 158–780 22–187 0.31–15.95 0.4–40.2
Dry fish (sun dried) 64.9 13.96 4.21 16.9
Dried fish 58.5 19.7 11.24  
Salted dry fish 62.2 13.4 6.03 18.4
Smoked dry fish 70.8 10.42 7.23 11.6
Crab small 11.2–13.48 65.3 9.8 9.1 5.20 ± 3.45 7.51 ± 4.10 0.81 ± 1.32 0.014 ± 1.13 0.15 ± 0.19
Turtle 16.4 13.4 150 69 10 0.9 1.6 18
Prawn 19.1 77.4 1 0.8
Snail (Pila globosa) 15.83 ± 1.03 71.61 ± 1.9 0.06 ± 0.02 5.54 ± 0.11 3.5 ± 0.23 13.38 ± 0.89 25 ± .98 1369.42 ± 91
Bivalve (Lamellidens marginalis) 13.39 ± 1.09 72.57 ± 2 4.71 ± 0.4 7.68 ± 0.56 0.33 ± .03 2.49 ± 0.19 98.75 ± 7.44 2130 ± 160
Water chest nut (Green variety) 0.275 62.5 0.84 8.7 5.22 0.64 90 200 600 0.25
Red variety 0.251 62.7 0.83 8.2 5.32 0.59 110 200 650 0.26
Makhan 15.6 12.1 1.35 61
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