A Study on Fatty Acid Profile and Some Major Mineral Contents of Sea Cucumber (Holothuria (platyperona) sanctori) from Mediterranean Sea (Turkey)

Mustafa GÖÇER, İlkan Ali OLGUNOĞLU, Mine Perçin OLGUNOĞLU


This study was carried out to detect the concentration of fatty acid and some major minerals (P, Mg, Na, Ca) in sea cucumber (Holothuria (platyperona) sanctori) obtained from Mediterranean sea (Turkey). In fatty acid composition, the monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) fraction was dominant (14.85%) followed by polyunsaturated fatty acid  (PUFAs, 9.53%) and saturated fatty acids (SFAs, 9.04%). The order of avarega macro minerals concentrations found in samples was Ca>Na>Mg>P. End of the study, the results showed that Holothuria (platyperona) sanctori) obtained from Mediterranean sea (Turkey) has a low amount of major mineral and fatty acid content when compared with other economical sea cucumber species. However, PUFA/SFA and n3/n6 ratios were found ( 1.05 and 1.87) in good range.

Keywords: Fatty acids, minerals, sea cucumber, Holothuria (platyperona) sanctori, Mediterranean sea

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