Characterization of a hydrolyzed oil obtained from fish waste for nutraceutical application

Vera Lúcia Viana do Nascimento, Victória Maura Silva Bermúdez, André Luis Lima de Oliveira, Maurício Nunes Kleinberg, Rayane de Tasso Moreira Ribeiro, Rosa Ferreira Araujo de Abreu, José Osvaldo Beserra Carioca

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The fish industry generates high volume of waste from fish oil that can have the extraction of its lipids used as nutraceuticals and foods. The objective of this study was to produce unsaturated fatty acids from industrialized fish oil by means of a differentiated hydrolysis process. The samples used were crude fish oil obtained from Campestre industry and characterized through physical-chemical parameters, according to AOCS: acidity, peroxide, saponification, iodine and percentage of free fatty acids and also obtained the fatty acid profile through derivatization method for gas chromatography. The results obtained for the oleochemical indices for refined oil were similar to the data found on the literature. The content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) was found of 32,78%, with 9,12% of docosahexaenoic (DHA) and 10,36% of eicosapentaenoic (EPA), regarding monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) content was of 30,59% in the hydrolyzed fish oil in relation to refined (20,06%). Thus, it can be concluded that the hydrolysis process used for oils from fish-waste was satisfactory on the production of absolute yield of lipids in the process and significant preservation on the percentages of EPA and DHA, interesting on the production of nutraceuticals and nutrition of aquatic animals, including shrimp in captivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalFood Science and Technology (Brazil)
Issue number2
StatePublished - 31 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical hydrolysis
  • Nutraceuticals uses
  • Polyunsturated fatty acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science


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