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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B

Proximate and mineral composition of brown seaweed from Gulf of Mannar


Author(s): Vijay K, Balasundari S, Jeyashakila R, Velayathum P, Masilan K and Reshma R

Abstract: Seaweeds are marine macro algae growing abundantly in the shallow waters of sea, estuaries and backwaters up to a depth of 118 m where 0.1% photosynthetic light is available. Seaweeds possess different nutritive components like protein, lipid, carbohydrate and minerals. More than 30% of the dry weight of marine algae is ash which contains various kinds of minerals, vitamins and related substances. The nutritional value of seaweeds is really great and they are used as human food in different countries. Presently, there are 42 countries in the world with reports of commercial exploitation of seaweeds. Among them, China holds first rank, followed by North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, Chile, Norway, Indonesia, USA and India. Commercial utilization of seaweeds includes: Human food, fodder, fertilizer, drugs, paper production and the food industry. The industrial utilization of macroalgae is at present largely confined to extraction for phycocolloids and to a much lesser extent, certain fine biochemicals.

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How to cite this article:
Vijay K, Balasundari S, Jeyashakila R, Velayathum P, Masilan K and Reshma R. Proximate and mineral composition of brown seaweed from Gulf of Mannar. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2017; 5(5): 106-112.
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