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Rapid compositional analysis of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) using visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy


Brown, MR and Kube, PD and Taylor, RS and Elliott, NG, Rapid compositional analysis of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) using visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, Aquaculture Research, 45, (5) pp. 798-811. ISSN 1355-557X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2012 John Wiley & Sons

DOI: doi:10.1111/are.12021


Rapid measurement of salmon flesh quality parameters (>400 samples day-1) was demonstrated in the laboratory and remotely at industrial sites. Visible-near infrared spectroscopy (VNIRS) was applied to predict astaxanthin (AX) and fat content in farmed Atlantic salmon. Fish were sampled from thirteen batches (1-6 kg whole weight, containing 2.3-16.3% fat and 1.2-12.5 μg g-1 AX), and models validated on small (average SD: 1.4 0.4 kg) and large fish (4.2 0.9 kg). Both constituents were well predicted in minced Norwegian Quality Cutlet (NQC) samples (r2 ≥ 0.86; standard error of prediction (SEP) ≤ 0.7% for fat and ≤ 0.7 μg g-1 for AX). Comparable metrics were observed for AX prediction in whole NQCs (r2 = 0.80-0.88; SEP 0.7 μg g-1). Fat was better predicted in small fish than large fish for whole NQCs (r2 = 0.82, SEP 1.0% cf r2 = 0.59, SEP = 0.59%) and non-destructive scanning through the skin of whole, gutted fish (r2 = 0.77, SEP = 1.2% cf r2 = 0.49, SEP = 1.5%). Models were also developed for screening polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) concentrations, e.g. in NQCs for docosahexaenoic acid (r2 = 0.73) and n-3:n-6 PUFA (r2 = 0.89).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:astaxanthin, Atlantic salmon, chemical analysis, fat, near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, rapid prediction
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Elliott, NG (Dr Nick Elliott)
ID Code:119524
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-08-02
Last Modified:2017-09-18

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