2008/905 Australian Seafood Compositional Profiles Portal
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2008/905 Australian Seafood Compositional Profiles Portal


By Cath McLeod



There is a need for information in the correct format of the nutritional profiles of seafood species to enable seafood producers to meet customer-based and regulatory needs. This project gathered nutritional compositional profiles for proximate composition, fatty acids, water and fat-soluble vitamins, minerals and DNA species confirmation for 22 Australian seafood species.

This information will assist industry to meet domestic and international labeling requirements

All seafood included in the project contained various nutrients with species such as Atlantic Salmon containing consistent high levels of most nutrients such as fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Another key finding of this project were all products (22 species) were compliant with Australian regulatory standards (where set) for cadmium and lead.