International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Proposals or Synopsis | Food Science | India | Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021

Algae as a Food Supplement and Effects on Human Health

Deepshikha [6]

Abstract: Algae are in the form of tablet, capsule, powder and oil. Nutritional benefits of algal food product are, they are energy source, used for as a food, protein content is high, oils from microalgae are rich in Poly-unsaturated fatty acids, important source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Advantages includes antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal activity of fresh water algae, source of biologically active compounds used in pharmaceuticals and heart health. Disadvantages includes intake of toxic metals, allergies, cyanotoxins, contamination with pathogens.

Keywords: Algae, food, nutrition, food supplement, human health, food nutrition, plant based diet, food nutrition, spirulina

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021,

Pages: 442 - 442

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