The Analysis of Nutrient, and Acute Toxicity Test Extracts of Billih Fish (Mystacoleucus-padangensis) as Local Food Quality for Zinc Supplementation

Eva Yuniritha, Mohammad Juffrie, Djauhar Ismail, Suwijiyo Pramono


Zinc deficiency is caused by low diet consumption of zinc and the rise up of zinc body requitment. Zinc supplementation becomes a key to prevent zinc deficiency in infancies. The supplement of zinc with dose 10 mg/day within 24 weeks is that significant positive effect for the linier development. As resourses of zinc has been known like meat, liver, and seafood tend to be expensive. Therefore it needs a new innovation by using local foods containing big amount of zinc to fulfill the zinc need for children. A good alternative for this is the use of Bilih fish as source of zinc organic. The aims of this reseacrh are to analyzing the substance of nutrient and acute toxicity test of billih fish extract. he main material used is bilih fish extract in the extraction of the fish meal bilih using 96% ethanol solvent, 1 N NaOH, and 0.1 N HCl by the method established by some of the literature. The results of the analysis of zinc levels with Atomic Absorbant Spectrofotometry method (AAS) obtained zinc content of 28.2 mg / 100 mg flour, increased to 161.97 mg / 100 g after becoming extract. Toxicity test was not found dead mice and other toxic symptoms. The extract of billih fish (Mystacoleucus padangensis) contains zinc in that is very high and not toxic. Therefore it will safe as alternative of organic zinc supplementation to decrease the zinc deficiency for stunted children.

Keywords: fish extracts bilih - zinc levels - toxicity - organic zinc supplementation

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