Marine Products for Healthcare: Functional and Bioactive Nutraceutical Compounds from the OceanAuthor:
Publisher: CRC Press
Publish date: June 2008
Presents information on the nutritional and functional importance of marine-based foods Reviews epidemiological and in vitro studies that establish the protective role of marine nutraceuticals Discusses the processing and quality aspects of various marine raw materials Covers a wide range of marine-based sources including those from seaweed and coral reefs Provides information on aquaculture for the production of nutraceuticals and bio-active compounds Bringing together widely scattered literature, Marine Products for Healthcare: Functional and Bioactive Nutraceutical Compounds from the Ocean discusses the importance of marine products as a source of nutraceuticals, food additives, and other useful ingredients in health protection and product formulation. This book presents the functional properties of various macromolecules available from seafood and other marine resources such as seaweed and coral reef. The text reviews epidemiological and in vitro studies to establish the protective role of marine nutraceuticals against coronary heart diseases, cancer, and other diseases. Processing and quality aspects of various marine raw materials are addressed in the latter portion of the book.