, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 828-834
Date: 18 Oct 2011

Evaluation of Bioactive Compounds in Fresh Edible Seaweeds

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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.