Current Nutrition & Food Science

Undurti N. Das  
UND Life Sciences
Shaker Heights
OH 44120
USA

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Spirulina paltensis: Food and Function

Author(s): Seyede Marzieh Hosseini, Saeedeh Shahbazizadeh, Kianoush Khosravi-Darani, Mohammad Reza Mozafari.

Abstract:

Spirulina and its products can be applied as feed and food additives in agriculture, food industry, medicine, science and cosmetic. It has high contents of macro and micronutrients. Several pharmacological activities for Spirulina have been documented. This review article serves as an overview, introducing medical application within each usage, the basic description of the involved disease, the mechanism of action and application are given. Also stability, modified antioxidant rheological and anti-staling properties can be observed in Spirulina incorporated food. S. platensis revealed to be a good stable ingredient when the desired color is green. All possible usage of Spirulina platensis in human food including beverages, bakery products, candy, gel desserts, dairy and confectionary are introduced.

Keywords: Anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, depoisoning, food, fortification, heavy-metal, immunostimulant, metloprotective, spirulina platensis.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 3
Year: 2013
Page: [189 - 193]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1573401311309030003
Price: $58