Mineral Composition of Edible Crab, Charybdis Natator Herbst (Crustacea: Decapoda)
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- Soundarapandian P
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 14, 2013; Accepted Date: September 20, 2013; Published Date: September 23, 2013
Citation: Soundarapandian P, Varadharajan D, Sivasubramanian C (2013) Mineral Composition of Edible Crab, Charybdis Natator Herbst (Crustacea: Decapoda). J Bioanal Biomed 5: 099-101. doi: 10.4172/1948-593X.1000088
Copyright: © 2013 Soundarapandian P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Totally 11 minerals were reported in the present study. There are about 7 (Sodium>Potassium>Magnesium>Calcium>Manganese>Iron>Zinc) minerals were reported in all sexes. Sodium was maximum and zinc was minimum in all sexes. Copper, mercury and cadmium were available in trace amount in all sexes. However, arsenic was in trace amount in berried females and totally absent in males and females. Among different sexes, berried females contain maximum amount of minerals (157.65 mg) followed by males (117.30 mg) and females (93.65 mg). From the study, berried females contains maximum amount of minerals than males and females. So it is recommended to consume berried females to get maximum minerals.