THIRD PUBLICATION, JANUARY 2015. The Bioscientist. Vol. 3
The Bioscientist: Vol. 3(1): 31 - 38, January 2015
Available online at http://www.bioscientistjournal.com
Kolade, 2015 Page 31
ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF COMMERICALLY SOLD
FISH BASED READY TO EAT FOOD (FISH ROLL) IN SOME PARTS OF LAGOS
METROPOLIS, SOUTH WEST NIGERIA.
*Kolade O. Y..
Department of Fish Technology and Product Development,
Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research,
P.M. B. 12729 Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria..
*Corresponding Author’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT (Download PDF)
Fish rolls are a popular value-added, fish based, ready-to-eat food snack sold in Lagos, South west
Nigeria. The study was carried out to determine nutritional composition of commercially fish rolls
available in some parts of Lagos metropolis. Six brands of fish rolls were collected and analyzed for
proximate composition and energy values with a view to evaluate their levels of nutrients. The
nutrient composition from the different brands of fish rolls analyzed were found to differ significantly
(P<0.05).The moisture, protein, lipid, ash, crude fiber and carbohydrate contents of the fish roll
samples varied between 7.42-8.62g/100g, 27.69-36.78g/100g, 11.02-13.05g/100g, 1.42-
3.24g/100g , 2.05-5.11g/100g, 31.27 - 44.94g/100g respectively, while energy content ranged
from 396.34-419.77kcal.The results showed that the sampled fish rolls produced from
different vendors varied in nutrient proportion. The nutrients in the fish snacks are inadequate
to meet the daily recommended amounts of nutrient for daily use by the body. Thus, these
snack food are considered unhealthy and it is recommended that their consumption be
Keywords: Ready-to-eat, fish roll, nutritional composition, Lagos.
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