In this study three different underutilised species have been analysed with emphasis on their raw material properties. It can be concluded that Greater Argentine has the best potential for being a suitable raw material for further product development.
The chemical composition of flesh from Greater Argentine is favourable because of its high protein content, acceptable fat content (1.6 %) and quite low water content (79.1%). The physical properties of flesh from Greater Argentine are very good. The water holding capacity is high and water- and cook loss low. The colour of the flesh is also white and acceptable.
Synnes, M. and Stoknes, I. 2004. Underutilised fish species. A selection of underutilised fish species as possible raw material for product development in the project Consumerproducts which is part of the EU-project SEAFOODplus. Report no Å0419, Møre Research, Norway.
Hellevik A.H., Synnes M. and Stoknes, I. 2005. Underutilised fish species. Raw material properties of muscle fraction from Greater Argentine, Northern Wolffish and Polar Cod. Part of the project Consumerproducts which is part of the EU-project SEAFOODplus. Report no Å0509, Møre Research, Norway.