Dietary and Nutritional Value of Fish Oil, and Fermented Products


  • Shweta Pandey Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 273009 (U.P.), India
  • Ravi Kant Upadhyay Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, 273009 (U.P.), India



Present review article explains the dietary and nutritional value of various fish derived natural food products. Fish is a good source of important nutrients such as proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fish oil contains polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) mainly omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosanoids. Fish contains high-quality protein ( ~ 14-16 percent) and is consumed worldwide. This article also emphasizes therapeutic uses of fish nutrients and oil in healing of wounds, hyper pigmentation, dermatitis, and in cardiovascular risks. Fish oil polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are highly beneficial in cardiovascular problems and dermatitis. Fish oil is good for skin-related diseases such as photo-ageing and melanogenesis These also affect anticancer, wound healing and anti-depressant activity. In the present review various local, national, and international processed fish derived food currently available in the market fish dishes have been mentioned.


Fish foods, Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA),  Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Dietary and therapeutic value


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