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Title Sustainable global resources of seaweeds. Volume 2, Food, pharmaceutical and health applications / Ambati Ranga Rao, Gokare A. Ravishankar, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2022]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Contents SEAWEEDS FOR FOOD AND HEALTH APPLICATIONS -- Macroalgae as food: composition, nutritional value and healthy attributes -- Seaweeds foods and their nutritional value; Gracilaria: An Emerging source of agar feedstock with special reference to industrially important species -- Nutritional value of tropical Seaweeds for functional food applications: An Overview -- Seaweeds: Potential applications to augment the nutritional composition and health benefits of food and food products; Seaweeds as a functional food: a comprehensive review of its antioxidants and therapeutic merits against oxidative stress-mediated chronic diseases -- Nutritional Composition and Phytochemical Profile of Brown Seaweeds: An Overview -- Laminariaceae: Its use in food and health implications -- Sargassum species: its use in food and health implications -- Red seaweeds: a contribution for nutraceutical food products -- Gracilaria as the major source of agar for food, health and biotechnology applications -- Marine algal colorants for the food industries -- The new products from brown seaweeds: Fucoxanthin and phlorotannins.-Seaweed: their role in gut health; Investigation on the beneficial use of seaweed in bread and the broader food industry -- Emerging trends on protein extraction from seaweeds: Challenges and opportunities -- Sustainable and biodegradable active films based on seaweed compounds to improve shelf life of food products -- Seaweed as food: Ways to guarantee their quality -- Global trade of seaweed foods -- Seaweed based polymers for various commercial applications: An overview -- II PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS OF SEAWEEDS AND HEALTH BENEFITS., Vitamin B12 sources and seaweeds -- Health properties of seaweeds., Pharmaceutical applications of Porphyra -- Seaweeds as prospective marine resources for the development of bioactive pharmacophores and nutraceuticals -- Research, development and commercial applications of seaweed derived fibrous materials -- Challenges and recent progress in seaweed polysaccharides for industrial purposes -- Therapeutics properties of Seaweeds in Cardiovascular disease: an Overview., Industrial potential of Seaweeds in Biomedical applications: Current trends and Future Prospects -- Anti-Viral compounds from Seaweeds: An Overview -- Antiviral applications prospect of macroalgae -- Chemical composition and phytopharmaceuticals: An overview of the Caulerpa and Cystoseira genera -- Skin brightening with Seaweeds: Will it be a turning point in natural cosmeceutical market?
Summary Marine plant life is an abundant source of nutrients that enhance the daily diet. In recent years, consuming diets rich in seaweeds or their extracts have been shown to provide health benefits due to being rich in macronutrients, micronutrients and nutraceuticals. The commercial value of seaweeds for human consumption is increasing annually, and some countries harvest several million tons annually. The seaweeds industry is valued at around $12 billion in 2017, and supports millions of families worldwide. Seaweeds production grew globally by 30 million tons in 2016. Seaweeds have seen increasing usage in the food industry due to their abundance of beneficial nutrients, vitamins and [omega]-3 fatty acids. To date there have been no books that comprehensively cover up-to-date information on seaweeds cultivation, processing, extraction and nutritional properties. This text lays out the properties and effects of seaweeds from their use as bioresources to their use in the feed industry to their applications in wastewater management and biofuels. Sustainable Global Resources of Seaweeds Volume 2: Industrial Perspectives offers a complete overview of the application of seaweeds into food, pharmaceuticals and other health-based applications. The first section focuses on the various foods derived from seaweeds, including extensive insight into the beneficial nutrients these plants contain. The many functional foods derived from sea plants are covered in detail, including foods from tropical seaweeds, macroalgae, Monostroma, Caulerpa, Palmaria, Gracillaria, Porphyra, Laminaria, Fucus, Undaria, and many more. The chapters delve further into the nutritional makeup of these foods, their health benefits and chemical makeup. A second section is dedicated to the pharmaceutical applications of seaweeds and their many health benefits. With chapters devoted to vitamin sources, health properties and pharmaceutical applications, this section acts as a single source for researchers exploring the pharmaceutical applications and possibilities of seaweeds. Research, development, and commercial applications are explored, plus a complete picture of the multitude of health benefits derived from these plentiful and beneficial plants.
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marine algae.
Marine algae
Form Electronic book
Author Ranga Rao, Ambati, editor
Ravishankar, Gokare A., editor.
ISBN 9783030921743
Other Titles Food, pharmaceutical and health applications