Irradiation of red sea shrimp increased its content of vitamins A and E

Author(s): Mohammed Elimam Ahamed Mohammed, Eatimad A.Abd Elhafise, Ahmed A.Elfaki, Abubakr M.Idris

This study was designed to investigate the effect of one and two kilo Gray (KGy) irradiation on the Indianwhite prawn shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) with regard to its microbial content of E. coli, Salmonella SPP, Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio spp, Listeria monocytogen and Proteus mirabilis and some biochemical parameters like vitaminAand E, proteins and iodine. The results showed that Vibrio spp was resistant to the one and two kGy doses. Surprisingly, vitaminAand vitamin E increased with the increase in the Vibrio spp count.

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