Improving the nutritional value of nile tilapia fillet by dietary selenium supplementation

Tamás Molnár, Janka Biró, Krisztián Balogh, Miklós Mézes, Csaba Hancz

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Selenium (Se) supplementation in animal feeds for producing feasible foods was successfully experimented with in different meat-producing animals including fish. In the present study, Nile tilapia were fed Se-fortified diets (0.5, 2.0, or 4.0 mg/kg) ad lib for six weeks. In addition to traditional production traits, the antioxidant parameters glutathione (GSH), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and malondialdehyde (MDA) in the blood, liver, and muscle of the tilapia, Se accumulation in the fillet, and body composition were determined. The highest Se value in the fillet was obtained with the diet containing 2 mg/kg supplementation, where the actual Se content of 2.47 mg/kg Se induced 128 μg/kg Se in the fillet. Selenium incorporation had a cubic relationship with the dietary Se content.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIsraeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012



  • Antioxidant capacity
  • Oreochromis niloticus
  • Selenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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