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Tenualosa ilisha: A rich source of omega-3 PUFAs.

Bulletin No. 171, CIFRI, Barrackpore. p.49. ISSN 0970-616X 01/2011;

ABSTRACT Hilsa is a highly prized food fish of our country. It accounts for 15-20% of the total fish landing of Hooghly estuary. Owing to its rich nutritional quality and taste, hilsa is a highly sought after fish. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which plays a major role in providing pharmaceutical elements for physiological maintenance of body tissue. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of heart diseases, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, age-related dementia and childhood asthma. This Bulletin highlights the importance of hilsa as a dietary component, especially as a rich source of omega-3 PUFAs.

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