Characteristics of Amino Acid, Fatty Acid and Mineral of Sea Hare
AbstractDolabella auricularia are found in the waters of Indo - Pacific and has active compound in health,
which until now is still limited information about nutritional content from sea hare. The aim of this research
were to determine morphometric and chemical characteristic D. auricularia which includes the proximate,
amino acids, fatty acids and minerals. The composition of fatty acid were measured by gas chromatography
(GC), amino acids were measured by high performanced liquid chromatography (HPLC), and mineral was
measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The sea hare contained 9 essential amino acids
and 6 non essential amino acids. The highest essential amino acid was arginine (1.61%) while the highest
non essential amino acids was glycine (3.02%). Sea hare contained 26 fatty acids such as saturated fatty
acids 5.33%, monounsaturated fatty acids 2.11% and polyunsaturated fatty acids 4.10%. The high mineral
was calcium 68100 mg/kg.
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