The main seaweed species used in industrial scale for carrageenan production are Kappaphycus alvarezii, Eucheuma denticulatum, Chondrus crispus, Gigartina sp. and also Furcellaria lumbricalis as a source of furcellaran (Danish Agar) is also classified together with carrageenan. The chemical compositions of these five industrial red seaweeds were evaluated. Protein, lipid and total phenolic content, total amino acid and composition, fatty acid profile, tocopherol content and pigment composition were analyzed. The results demonstrate that there is potential possibility to develop a method to extracts most of the bioactive compounds, before the main process for carrageenan extraction, leading to a future multiproduct extraction (biorefinery) approach, instead of the traditional single-extraction procedure.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||22nd International Seaweed Symposium - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 19 Jun 2016 → 24 Jun 2016
|Conference||22nd International Seaweed Symposium|
|Period||19/06/2016 → 24/06/2016|