New database on nutrients in fish
Now, you can search for the content of nutrients in fish and seafood via Seafood Data at nifes.no. The database contains information about different nutrients in commercial fish species that are caught off the Norwegian coast.
The nutrient database at nifes.no is brand
new this year. Up until now, you have only been able to search
for undesirable components and historic nutrient data in fish
and seafood in the Seafood Data database.
“Many people who work with seafood are interested in
information about which and how much of the individual nutrients we
find in different fish and seafood”, says Head of Research
Kåre Julshamn in the Programme for Documentation and
Surveillance at NIFES.
“Now, everyone can find out how many nutrients the raw
materials contain, whether you’re a nutritional physiologist,
work in a commercial kitchen, a dietician, an exporter or work for
the authorities or are a member of the general public.”
“For example, you can find out how much of the different
marine Omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DPA and DHA you find in fatty fish
like salmon, herring and horse mackerel”, continues
The majority of the information in the database is
based on fish caught in 2005. The following species are included in
the database: farmed Atlantic salmon, Atlantic halibut, tusk, Horse
mackerel, North Sea Herring and Norwegian Spring Spawning, and new
species will be added continuously. The database also contains
information about copper and zinc in several species from 1995 to
More species in 2007
In 2007, more species will be continuously included
in the database.
“During 2007, you’ll also find information about
nutrients in fillets and liver from cod, saithe, American plaice,
Arctic cod, farmed cod, rainbow trout and farmed halibut based on
analyses from 2006”, concludes Julshamn.
Dr. Kåre Julshamn, Head of Research in the
Programme for Documentation and Surveillance at NIFES.
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