Fish oil dietary effects on fatty acid composition and flavor of channel catfish Academic Article uri icon


  • A typical channel catfish diet was supplemented with 0, 1.5, and 3% menhaden oil. Fillets were subjected to lipid, fatty acid, and TBA analyses. After 6 mo storage at 18C, fillets were again analyzed for TBA value and flavor panel profile. Fillets from catfish fed diets with 1.5 and 3% supplemental fish oil had elevated levels of n3 fatty acids (P<0.05). TBA number and offflavor attributes were not affected by treatments. Menhaden oil supplementation up to 3% enhanced the content of n3 fatty acids in channel catfish fillets without adversely affecting flavor attributes or storage quality. Copyright 1995, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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author list (cited authors)

  • Morris, C. A., Haynes, K. C., Keeton, J. T., & Gatlin, D. M.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Morris, CA||Haynes, KC||Keeton, JT||Gatlin, DM

publication date

  • November 1995