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Table 3 Mineral ratio in raw and steamed flesh of African Mud Creeper, T. fuscatus var radula

From: Biochemical profile, non-enzymatic antioxidants and functional attributes of raw and thermally processed West African Mud Creeper, Tympanotonos fuscatus var radula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Parameter (Ref. balance) Ideal Acceptable ideal range Raw Steamed Mean SD CV%
Ca/Mg 7 3–11 4.43 4.74 2.59 0.22 8.50
Ca/P 2.6 1.5–3.6 1.52 1.55 0.53 0.02 3.80
Ca/K 4.2 2.2–6.2 1.17 1.43 1.30 0.18 14.21
Na/K 2.4 1.4–3.4 2.50 2.53 1.52 0.01 0.38
Na/Mg 4 2–6 4.17 3.94 3.05 0.16 5.36
[K/(Ca + Mg)] 2.2   0.87 0.78 0.83 0.06 7.71
  1. Standard deviation (SD), Coefficient of variation per cent (CV%)