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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 1, Part B

Nutritional content of marine macroalgae (Seaweeds) from Kanyakumari coastal district, Tamil Nadu, India


Author(s): G Govardhan Reddy, KVL Shrikanya Rao, M Adelina Jaya Harsha and Vardi Venkateswarlu

Abstract: Fast globalization and modern lifestyles have affected our eating habits and replaced them with fast food. Fast food is not the same as traditional food but fast food can be served but it has serious disadvantages especially in terms of human health. Seaweed is said to be a marine macroalgae that thrives in the estuaries' shallow waters, and countercurrents that go down to a depth of 80 metres where there is little photosynthetic light. Seaweed has many benefits. With its multi-functional properties such as food energy life extension detoxification disease prevention health and fairness benefits seaweed can be incorporated into the Indian diet in moderation for nutrition and wellbeing. In this study eight species of marine macroalgae (sea algae) (Figure 1) were selected from the Kanyakumari coast of Tamil Nadu subjected to proximate composition analysis followed by the AOAC standard method and the selected algae were observed to be abundant. in trace elements (Table 1). Therefore it can be concluded that macroalgae Bryopsis Chaetomorpha Dictyota Enteromorpha Gracilaria Padina Sargassum Ulva selected from this study can be used as human food and value added products for commercial use. pharmaceutical paper production food fertilizer and food industry. Industrial use of macroalgae is currently limited mainly to the extraction of hydrocolloids and some fine biochemicals.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2023.v11.i1b.2774

Pages: 123-126  |  601 Views  404 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
G Govardhan Reddy, KVL Shrikanya Rao, M Adelina Jaya Harsha, Vardi Venkateswarlu. Nutritional content of marine macroalgae (Seaweeds) from Kanyakumari coastal district, Tamil Nadu, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2023;11(1):123-126. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2023.v11.i1b.2774
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