Algal Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: Benefits, Opportunities, and Challenges

Metabolomics of Different Seaweeds in Functional Food Prospects

Author(s): Ninian P.P. Pabbathi, Aditya Velidandi, Prashakha J. Shukla, Neelam M. Nathani* and Chandrashekar Mootapally *

Pp: 287-340 (54)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051872122010017

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The well-being and improvement of an individual’s health, is directly linked to food. Acknowledging the well-studied interrelation between health and nutritional food determines the need to cultivate, maintain and advance a novel branch of food science, known as functional foods. Research interest has extensively increased in the last three decades for the exploitation of seaweeds as functional foods or as nutraceuticals, which provide health and dietary benefits beyond their nutritional content. Additionally, seaweeds have been studied for their metabolites which exhibit biological activity, to manufacture therapeutically superior products. This chapter focuses on providing information related to omics-based seaweed metabolite identification and their applications in human health as a food ingredient

Keywords: Bioactive Compounds, Macroalgae, Metabolomics, Microalgae, Seaweeds.

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