Estimation of Quality in Frozen Fish by Low Field NMR

  • Mercedes Careche
  • Isabel Sánchez-Alonso
  • Iciar Martinez
Reference work entry


This chapter addresses the potential of LF 1H NMR relaxometry to estimate the quality of fish products during freezing and frozen storage. This technique has shown to be, at least for some fish species, sensitive to changes occurring at subzero temperatures and the variation in the relaxation times kept a relationship with documented effects on the morphological and biochemical alterations of fish muscle. Moreover, the dependency of the relaxometry data on the freezing time and temperature has allowed the identification of indicators suitable for the estimation of shelf life, thus contributing to the increasing range of applications of the T2 decay signals.


Fish Muscle Freezing Frozen storage Shelf life Quality LF NMR 



This work has been partly financed by Spanish ANIRISK (AGL2015–68248-C1) MINECO/FEDER.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mercedes Careche
    • 1
  • Isabel Sánchez-Alonso
    • 1
  • Iciar Martinez
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Food Science, Technology, and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Plentzia Marine Research StationUniversity of the Basque Country UPV-EHUGorlizSpain
  3. 3.IKERBASQUEBasque Foundation for ScienceBilbaoSpain
  4. 4.Norwegian College of Fishery ScienceUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway

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