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Food Analytical Methods

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 828-834

Evaluation of Bioactive Compounds in Fresh Edible Seaweeds

  • P. Ferraces-CasaisAffiliated withAnalytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology Department, Pharmacy Faculty, Campus Vida University of Santiago de Compostela
  • , M. A. Lage-YustyAffiliated withAnalytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology Department, Pharmacy Faculty, Campus Vida University of Santiago de Compostela
  • , A. Rodríguez-Bernaldo de QuirósAffiliated withAnalytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology Department, Pharmacy Faculty, Campus Vida University of Santiago de Compostela
  • , J. López-HernándezAffiliated withAnalytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology Department, Pharmacy Faculty, Campus Vida University of Santiago de Compostela Email author 

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Abstract

In the present paper, bioactive compounds including vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, chlorophylls, and total polyphenols were determined in four species of seaweeds (Laminaria spp., Porphyra umbilicalis, Himanthalia elongata, and Palmaria palmata).The antioxidant activity was also evaluated. The vitamin C and vitamin E contents ranged from 0.61 to 46.66 mg/100 g and from 0.17 to 2.24 mg/100 g, respectively. High contents of fucoxanthin were found in Laminaria spp.

Keywords

Bioactive compounds Vitamin C Vitamin E Carotenoids Polyphenols Antioxidant activity