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Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   1

TITLE:   Determination of Histamine Content in Commonly Consumed Fish-head
AUTHOR:   Thin Thin Wah, Tin Tin Htwe, May Aye Than, Nilar, Myo Myo Kyaw, Phyu Phyu Zin, Kyaw Kyaw San; Thaung Hla
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1):60-63
ABSTRACT:   Histamine poisoning is one example of the food poisoning. The aim or the study was to determine histamine content in commonly consumed fish. A total of five diffenent types of fish-head and five samples of each: Clarias batrachus (Nga-khu), Channa stnata (Nga-yant), Cirrhinus arigala (Nga-gyin), Silonia silondia (Nga-myin) and Panganius hvpophthalmus (Nga-tan) were tested. Each fish-head was divided into three portions to be tested as raw, after processing and after cooking. Histamine was extracted from 75 samples (25 as raw, 25 after processing and 25 after cooking). Histamine content was tested by using simple and convenient method or visual colorimetry on a short silica-gel column cartridge. Histamine was detected in total 23 samples: 2(8.7%) from raw, 13(56.5%) from after processing and 8 (34.8%) from after cooking. Out or 23 samples, histamine content were found to be more than 100 ppm in 2 samples (Nga-yant from processing, Nga-tan from after cooking), between 50-100 ppm in 4 samples (Nga-gyin from processing and Nga-myin. Nga-gyin, Nga-tan from after cooking) and less than 50 ppm in 17 samples. The maximum level of histamine.
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Histamine-poisoning. Fish
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