Spirulina - From growth to nutritional product: A review

Soni, Ruma Arora and K., Sudhakar and Rana, R. S. (2017) Spirulina - From growth to nutritional product: A review. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 69 (Pt. A). pp. 157-171. ISSN 0924-2244. (Published)

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Spirulina is multicellular and filamentous cyanobacteria that have achieved a considerable popularity in the health sector, food industry and aquacultures. It develops and grows in water, can be harvested and processed easily. It has very high content of macro and micronutrients, essential amino acids, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Spirulina is considered as a complete food supplement to fight against malnutritional deficiencies in developing countries. Spirulina is deemed safe for human consumption as evident by its long history of food use and latest scientific findings. In recent years, Spirulina has gathered enormous attention from research fraternity as well as industries as a flourishing source of nutraceutical and pharmaceuticals.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spirulina; Pharmaceutical; Nutritional use; Dietary supplement Open pond PBR
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 06:45
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 03:41
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/19536
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