Jump to content

fish bone and others


Recommended Posts

Just a guess, as I have no idea about such things really: -


Can you grind up some dry fish bones and send the resulting powder for elemental analysis, then compare with pork, lamb, beef etc? You could then try this with different speicies of fish.


There is alo the obvious physical and visual differences, i.e. they are very thin and bendy compared to the others.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bones are largely calcium phosphate, but they are toughened by the presence of proteins. I doubt that those proteins are exaclty the same in fish as they are in lamb or beef. Careful extraction of the protein followed by analysis would, I'm sure tell fish from meat, and I think it might tell you a bit about the species of fish too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

there is a Big difference between them although I`m not sure exactly what in terms of structure/composition.

but as a Cook, I notice a distinct difference, for instance, when making a stock it doesn`t matter how long you simmer bones from chicken, beef, or lamb, you`ll never get them to decompose like fish bones do and it`s nothing to do with the size either, think about the spine in a tin of salmon, they`re quite edible and turn to powder very easily.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.