Nutritional and Serum Biochemistry of the Edible Frog Hoplobatrachus occipitalis in Rivers State, Nigeria

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S. O. Oyibo
G. C. Akani
C. C. Amuzie

Abstract

This paper investigated the proximate, minerals and serum biochemistry in Hoplobatrachus occipitalis. The proximate and selected minerals of edible frog Hoplobatrachus occipitalis were determined using standard analytical methods. The result showed that crude protein was 16.91% carbohydrate was 1.76%, crude fibre 2.85%, The fat was 4.96% ash content was 1.84% and moisture was 71.67%. The selected mineral constituent recorded showed that sodium> iron> calcium > potassium > manganese. The nutritive serum biochemistry was determined in male and female species, the results revealed that both sexes have high nutritional profile suitable for human consumption; nevertheless, the female species have higher nutritional values than the males.

Keywords:
Hoplobatrachus occipitalis, proximate analysis, serum biochemistry.

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Oyibo, S. O., Akani, G. C., & Amuzie, C. C. (2020). Nutritional and Serum Biochemistry of the Edible Frog Hoplobatrachus occipitalis in Rivers State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Zoology, 3(1), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajriz/2020/v3i130082
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