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Evaluation of nutritional quality and food safety of seaweeds of India.

Akhilender Naidu, K. and Akhilesh, Tewari. and Joshi, H. V. and Suryanarayana, Viswanath and Ramesh, H. P. and Venkat Rao, S. (1993) Evaluation of nutritional quality and food safety of seaweeds of India. Journal of Food Safety, 13 (2). 77-90, 23 ref..

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Indian seaweed spp. Enteromorpha linza, E. prolifera, Ulva fasciata, Caulerpa taxifolia and Sargassum johnstonii from natural and cultivated populations were evaluated for food safety and nutritional quality. Of the seaweeds studied, E. prolifera showed the highest caloric value and protein content, while these values were lowest in S. johnstonii from natural habitat. Lipid content was max. in cultivated E. linza and U. fasciata. Crude fibre varied within a narrow range in all the seaweeds analysed. PER studies conducted on rats with E. linza and U. fasciata showed low PER values compared to control rats fed on casein as source of protein. Acute oral feeding of seaweeds (E. linza, U. fasciata, C. taxifolia and S. johnstonii) and subacute oral feeding (E. linza) for 12 wk did not produce any toxic effects in male and female rats.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 07 Life Sciences > 04 Microbiology > 04 Fungi
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 13 Quality control
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 06:49
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 06:49
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/7935

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