Quality Changes in Deep-Sea Shrimp (Aristeus alcocki) During Ice Storage: Biochemical and Organoleptic Changes

  • M. H. Thimmappa
  • A. Manjunatha Reddy
  • R. M. PrabhuEmail author
  • K. Elavarasan
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The exploration of deep-sea fisheries for food uses is recommended worldwide and particularly in India. In the present work, quality changes in deep-sea shrimp, Aristeus alcocki, during the ice storage period of 7 days have been studied. Quality indicators such as trimethylamine nitrogen, total volatile base nitrogen (TVBN), peroxide value, free fatty acid value, pH and total plate count increased significantly (P < 0.05) during the storage period and reached the value of 4.5 mgN/100 g, 18.88 mgN/100 g, 4.09 % of lipids as oleic acid, 17.73 milliequivalent of O2 /kg, 8.05 and 1.93 × 105 cfu/g at the end of the study, respectively. Other biochemical parameters such as α-amino nitrogen, non-protein nitrogen and water soluble protein contents were found to decrease significantly (P < 0.05). Changes in sensory attributes had significant correlation with quality indicating parameters. It was found that during ice storage, A. alcocki retained the prime quality up to 4 days; thereafter, the rate of quality deterioration was high and reached the lower margin of overall acceptability on the 7th day. The overall acceptability score of 4.20 on the 7th day, indicating that the shrimps were acceptable by the panelist. The total plate count up to 7 days of ice storage was low indicated that the quality deterioration in deep-sea shrimp was mainly because of biochemical deterioration rather than the microbial putrefaction.


Deep-Sea shrimp Aristeus alcocki Ice storage Shelf life Fish quality 



Authors wish to thank the Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, for his support and encouragement to carry out this study. The study was a part of M.F.Sc. research work carried out by the first author and submitted to KVAFSU, Bidar.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Thimmappa
    • 1
  • A. Manjunatha Reddy
    • 1
  • R. M. Prabhu
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Elavarasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fish Processing Technology, College of Fisheries, MangaloreKarnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences UniversityBidarIndia

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