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Biochemical and Antioxidant Composition of Selected Red Seaweeds from East Coast of Tamilnadu, India.


Krishnapriya M V, Arulvasu C, M C John Milton

1Department of Zoology, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-25, India
2PG & Research Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai-34,India


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Received: July 2, 2014,   Accepted: July 29, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

The Biochemical and antioxidant composition of six red seaweeds: Gelidiella acerosa, Gracilaria crassa, Gracilaria edulis, Gracilaria verrucosa, Hypnea musciformis and Kappaphycus alvarezzi has been estimated. The study was correlated with the physiochemical parameters of the collection sites: Pulicat Lake, mandapam and Rameshwaram. The study depicted how the water quality parameters of the habitat affect the growth as well as the nutritional composition of the selected seaweeds. The biochemical and antioxidant composition varied according to species as well as the site of collection. H.musciformis with highest carbohydrate value (37.76±0.05 mg/g ), G.verrucosa with the highest lipid value (54.30±0.07 mg/g), and G.edulis with highest protein value (4.09±0.03 mg/g), act as a good source of functional food. The permitted levels of antioxidants; Beta carotene, Tocopherols, poyphenols and Selenium also favors Gelidiella acerosa, Gracilaria crassa, Gracilaria edulis, Gracilaria verrucosa, Hypnea musciformis and Kappaphycus alvarezzi as a good nutritional source.


Keywords: Red seaweeds, Physio-chemical parameters, Biochemical composition, Antioxidants.


Citation:

Krishnapriya M V, et al (2014), Biochemical and Antioxidant Composition of Selected Red Seaweeds from East Coast of Tamilnadu, India.. J. of Modern Drug Discovery and Drug Delivery Research. V1I4. DOI: 10.15297/JMDDR.V1I4.02


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© 2014 Krishnapriya M V. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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