Special Issue "Characterization of Bioactive Components in Edible Algae 3rd Edition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 4986
Interests: phycology; marine biotechnology; biodiversity; food science; bioactive compouds from algae
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Topics: Microalgal Biotechnology for Bioproducts and Food Applications
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Seaweeds are already used in many products and for different purposes, from food products to medicine. They are a natural resource that can provide several compounds with beneficial bioactivities such as antiviral, anti-cholesterol, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging effects. The high diversity of compounds synthesized by seaweed is an outcome of the highly variable and extreme conditions to which they are exposed in their natural habitats.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies on applications of macroalgae and microalgae as a result of the identification of different substances synthesized by these organisms. The immense biodiversity and consequent variability in the biochemical composition of the biomass obtained from algae cultures, combined with their genetic improvement and the development of large-scale cultivation technology, have made them a target of economic interest for several sectors of the industry, such as the food and pharmaceutical sectors.
Algae are a potential source for obtaining various biologically active compounds, such as carotenoids, fatty acids, vitamins, and polysaccharides, with an efficiency superior to that verified by traditional terrestrial vegetable crops. Furthermore, the possibility to produce algae in a more sustainable way without competing with other uses for freshwater and arable land greatly increases the acceptability of this biomass by consumers. Algae biomolecules can be used in the development of functional foods, which has led to the recent increase in commercial interest in algae by the food industry, including the nutraceutical and food supplement sectors.
Prof. Dr. Leonel Pereira
Dr. Rui Pedro Gonçalves Pereira
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- edible algae
- amino acids
- fatty acids
- phenolic compounds
- Characterization of Bioactive Components in Edible Algae II in Marine Drugs (5 articles)
- Characterization of Bioactive Components in Edible Algae in Marine Drugs (13 articles)