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ScienceAsia 6 (1980): 191-197 |doi: 10.2306/scienceasia1513-1874.1980.06.191

 

A COMPARISON OF MACRONUTRIENTLEVELS IN GREEN MUSSEL (PERNA VIRIDIS) AND BROWN MUSSEL (MODIOLUS METCALFEI HANLEY)

 

THAMNOON ROCHANABURANON

Summary: Two species of mussel from Panay Island, Philippines, have been analyzed for moisture, crude protein, crude fat, ash, carbohydrate. crude fibre and minerals (calcium and phosphorus). Results showed that the brown mussel (Modiolus metcalfei), both the marketable size and the small ones, have higher protein content (71.49 and 67.10 % dry weight) than the maketable size green mussel (Perna viridis), 63.94%. The green mussel contained more fat but less ash, crude fibre and minerals than the brown mussel.

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Department of General Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Phya Thai Road, Bangkok, Thailand and
Aquaculture Research Methodology Program, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines

Received 20 September 1980