Food Science and Biotechnology

, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp 1461–1466

Utilization of seaweed derived ingredients as potential antioxidants and functional ingredients in the food industry: An overview

Mini Review


Recently, a great deal of interest has been developed to isolate novel bioactive compounds from marine resources because of their numerous health beneficial effects. Among marine resources, marine algae are valuable sources of structurally diverse bioactive compounds with potential to be used against artificial food ingredients. This mini-review focuses on seaweed-derived bioactive compounds such as phlorotannins, sulfated polysaccharides, carotenoid pigments, and fucosterol with their potential antioxidant effect in the food industry as functional ingredients.


fucosterol fucoxanthin phlorotannin seaweed sulfated polysaccharides 


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© The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology and Springer Netherlands 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Bioprocess Research CenterPukyong National UniversityBusanKorea
  2. 2.Marine Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of ChemistryPukyong National UniversityBusanKorea

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