Minerals and Heavy Metals of Banana Puffer Fish from Sea of Region Gebang, Cirebon, West Java
Jacoeb, Agoes M.
Asren, Siti Marhamah
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This banana puffer fish empirically very liked by fishermen in the area Gebang, Cirebon. The purpose of this study was to determine the chemical composition and to identified heavy metals and minerals of its meat, viscera and skin. The meat had greater contain of protein and moisture than that of the skin and viscera. The chemical composition of the banana puffer fish was analyzed using AOAC method for proximate content, minerals and heavy metals were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS) of Shimadzu AA-7000. The fat and carbohydrate content were hightest in viscera, amounting to 36.83% (db) and 20.27% (db). The viscera had ash content of 11.66% (db) and the value was greater than that of meat and skin. The highest macro mineral content in the meat and the skin was K (1,469.34 ppm and 495.32 ppm), while the viscera were Mg (13,607.48 ppm). The viscera macro mineral content higher than meat and skin. Micro minerals dominant in the meat and the skin was Zn (73.63 ppm and 41.80 ppm), while the viscera were Fe (167.03 ppm). The meat and viscera contained Pb which exceeds the allowable limit, as well Cd in the viscera.