Kandungan Asam Lemak dan Kolesterol Daging Kerang Simping (Amusium pleuronectes) Segar dan Rebus
Scallop shells (Amusium pleuronectes), is categorized as bivalvias, or double-dashed mollusks of scallop group. The shells commonly applied by society as meal by boiling it. The objective of this research was determine fatty acid and cholesterol content in fresh and boiled scallop. Identified fatty acid of scallop shell was 23 fatty acid contents consisting of 11 types of saturated fatty acids, 5 types of mono unsaturated fatty acids, and 7 types of poly unsaturated fatty acids. The highest saturated fatty acids contained were palmitic acid 2.90% and stearic acid of 2.07%, whereas highest mono unsaturated fatty acid contained was oleic acid of 1.07%. Highest poly unsaturated fatty acid contained was arachidonis acid of 1.26%, EPA of 1.45%, and DHA of 4.26%. Boiling for 15 minutes at temperature of 100oC is recommended as treatment method that could minimize the loss content of EPA, DHA, andarachidonic acid content of the shell. Cholesterol content of the scallop shells fresh meat, which was initially 264 mg/100 g after boiling decreased to 236 mg/100 g.