Authors: ŞENGÜL BİLGİN, MUSTAFA ÜNLÜSAYIN, HAYRİ GÜLYAVUZ
Abstract: In this study, the chemical components of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822), which is distributed in Aksu Stream in the Antalya region of Turkey, and their suitable utilization methods were investigated. 68% fish flesh yield, 16.58% protein, 75.44% moisture, 5.38% fat and 1.21% crude ash were established. Different processing methods, hot smoking boiling and roasting were applied. As a result of these applications, from the point of view of consumption, the most suitable product was determined to be the hot smoked one. The colour, smell, texture and taste of the product obtained with hot smoking were found to be optimum.
Keywords: African Catfish, Clarias gariepinus, Chemical Component, Hot Smoking
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