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Título: Nutritional value of selected macroalgae
Autor: Patarra, Rita F.
Paiva, Lisete S.
Neto, Ana I.
Lima, Elisabete M. C.
Baptista, José A. B.
Palavras-chave: Fiber
Protein
Seaweeds
Data: Abr-2011
Editora: Springer Science+Business Media
Citação: Patarra, Rita F., Paiva, Lisete, Neto, Ana I., Lima, Elisabete, Baptista, José (2011). "Nutritional value of selected macroalgae". «Journal of Applied Phycology», 23(2): 205-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-010-9556-0.
Resumo: Macroalgae are traditionally used in human and animal nutrition. Their protein and fiber content have been widely studied and differ according to the species, their geographic origin and their seasonal conditions. In addition to their value for human nutrition, seaweeds have multiple therapeutically applications (e.g., weight control, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidant and antitumor activities, others) and, in general, contribute and promote human health. In the archipelago of the Azores, the consumption of seaweeds is widespread and accepted as a common practice in some islands. This work is aimed at providing information on the protein and fiber content of the locally consumed species, to promote this regional food product that can be potentially profitable from the biotechnology and commercial perspective, and also benefit public health, particularly, taking into account the low level of marine pollution in the Azores archipelago. Protein and fiber content of eight seaweeds (Porphyra sp., Osmundea pinnatifida, Pterocladiella capillacea, Sphaerococcus coronopifolius, and Gelidium microdon, Rhodophyta; Cystoseira abies-marina and Fucus spiralis, Phaeophyta; Ulva compressa, Chlorophyta) were determined using the Kjeldahl method and the Weende method, respectively. The protein content ranged from 6.81 to 26.62 of dry weight for C. abies-marina and U. compressa, respectively. Fiber content was generally higher as compared with that in seaweeds from other origins and ranged from 33.82 to 63.88 for O. pinnatifida and F. spiralis, respectively.
Descrição: Copyright © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/2032
ISSN: 0921-8971 (Print)
1573-5176 (Online)
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10811-010-9556-0
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