Chinese Scientists fine tune fish taste

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
26 March 2007, at 1:00am

SHANGHAI - Researchers with the Shanghai Fisheries University have worked out a new way to raise fish that could make them taste better on your plate, Shanghai Daily reported.

After two years of lab experiments, the university's life sciences college director Leng Xiangjun discovered that fresh water fish grow finer and smoother flesh if the adults are raised in slightly salted water.

The fish are fed a mix of soybean, plants and cotton to replace grass or ordinary feed. That helps to increase protein content and also acid glutamic, a major component of gourmet powder.

A machine that tests food's texture reported that the new method raised a fillet's elasticity index 10 to 30 percent over those grown naturally.

Source: Shanghai Daily