Hilal Kargın, Murat Bilgüven
Full Text PDF | Microalgae, Macroalgae, Nutraceuticals, Functional food, Bioactive components.
Algae produce some substances that have a positive effect on human health. Algae are known as sources suitable for use in food and foods with the bioactive components they produce at a high rate. These ingredients are called nutraceuticals. Nutraceuticals are products that have physiological benefits and are protective against chronic diseases and are generally recommended to be used as medicines. Bioactive nutraceuticals from aquaculture; fish oil (ω-3), seal blubber oil, algae oil, shark liver oil, shark cartilage, chitin, chitosan as well as enzymes, peptides and their components, vitamins (vitamin A,D,E, β carotene), macroalgae and its components, protein hydrolysates and other products. It is known that these high-value components in algae regulate immunity, prevent diabetes, oxidation, inflammation, high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases, and have positive effects against obesity and unbalanced nutrition. In this review, information is given about micro and macroalgae-based nutraceuticals, their application areas and potential health benefits.
Cite this paper: Kargın, H., Bilgüven, M (2022). MICROALGAE - MACROALGAE BASED NUTRACEUTICALS AND THEIR BENEFITS. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 11(21), 232-246. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2022.v11i21.026