Bioactive Seaweed Substances for Functional Food Applications: Natural Ingredients for Healthy Diets presents various types of bioactive seaweed substances and introduces their applications in functional food products. Presenting summaries of the substances derived from seaweed, this book systematically explores new ingredients and the bioactive substances that are both environmentally friendly and highly beneficial to human health. This evidence-based resource offers an abundance of information on the applications of seaweed as a solution to meet an increasing global demand for sustainable food sources. It is an essential reference for anyone involved in seaweed substance research, seaweed processing, and food and health disciplines.
- Discusses the use of bioactive seaweed substances as a new class of food ingredients
- Outlines the use of seaweed as gelling agents used for food restructuring, coating and encapsulation
- Systematically explores new ingredients and the bioactive substances that are both environmentally friendly and highly beneficial to human health
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About the Author
Dr. Yimin Qin studied for his PhD in the University of Leeds between 1986-1990. After spending three years in Heriot-Watt University working on his postdoctoral project, he became the product development manager in Advanced Medical Solutions Plc in Cheshire, UK, where he led a team of scientists and developed a number of high performance wound dressings from alginate, chitosan and other natural polymers. He then went to study for an MBA in Manchester Business School and after graduation, took up the position of Fibers Product Manager in SSL International, working on advanced antimicrobial biomaterials. In 2002, Dr. Qin went back to China and taught at Jiaxing College, Zhejiang Province. In 2015, Dr. Qin was appointed as the director of State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Seaweed Substances at Qingdao Brightmoon Seaweed Group, where his main research interests focused on the extraction, modification and applications of alginate and other novel bioactive seaweed substances.
Table of Contents
1. Seaweed bioresources 2. Bioactive seaweed substances 3. Seaweed derived polysaccharides 4. Seaweed derived sulfated polysaccharides 5. Seaweed derived carotenoids 6. Omega-3 fatty acids from microalgae 7. Seaweed derived oligosaccharides 8. Seaweed derived enzymes 9. Seaweed based marine functional foods 10. Applications of bioactive seaweed substances in functional food products 11. Phycolloids as functional food ingredients 12. Phycolloids as food restructuring agents 13. Phycolloids as food coating and encapsulation agents 14. Antioxidant properties of seaweed derived substances 15. Seaweed derived marine nutraceuticals 16. Fucoidan and immunity enhancement 17. Marine hydrocolloids for the reduction of blood fat, blood sugar and blood pressure 18. Absorption of heavy metal ions by alginate 19. Slimming effect of bioactive seaweed substances 20. Seaweeds and cancer prevention