Nutraceuticals and Healthful Products from Aquatic Resources

Shahidi, Fereidoon (2007) Nutraceuticals and Healthful Products from Aquatic Resources. The Journal of Ocean Technology, 2 (2). pp. 36-48. ISSN 1718-3200

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Abstract

Marine, fresh water and cultured fish, shellfish and other aquatic species provide a rich source of food as well as by-products that could be used for production of a wide range of health promoting compounds. These bioactives include omega-3 fatty acids, proteins and biopeptides, carotenoids and carotenoproteins, enzymes, chitinous materials and glucosamine as well as minerals, among others. The bioactives present in seafoods and aquatic resources are effective in rendering beneficial health effects and reducing the risk of a number of chronic diseases. Thus, such bioactives may serve as important value-added nutraceuticals, natural health products and functional food ingredients that can be used for health promotion and disease risk reduction.


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Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/237
Item ID: 237
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Biochemistry
Date: 2007
Date Type: Publication

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