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dc.contributor.authorWells, Mark Len
dc.contributor.authorPotin, Philippeen
dc.contributor.authorCraigie, James Sen
dc.contributor.authorRaven, John Aen
dc.contributor.authorMerchant, Sabeeha Sen
dc.contributor.authorHelliwell, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Alisonen
dc.contributor.authorCamire, Mary Ellenen
dc.contributor.authorBrawley, Susan Hen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T15:21:09Z
dc.date.available2016-12-15T15:21:09Z
dc.date.issued2017-01en
dc.identifier.issn0921-8971
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261594
dc.description.abstractGlobal demand for macroalgal and microalgal foods is growing, and algae are increasingly being consumed for functional benefits beyond the traditional considerations of nutrition and health. There is substantial evidence for the health benefits of algal-derived food products, but there remain considerable challenges in quantifying these benefits, as well as possible adverse effects. First, there is a limited understanding of nutritional composition across algal species, geographical regions, and seasons, all of which can substantially affect their dietary value. The second issue is quantifying which fractions of algal foods are bioavailable to humans, and which factors influence how food constituents are released, ranging from food preparation through genetic differentiation in the gut microbiome. Third is understanding how algal nutritional and functional constituents interact in human metabolism. Superimposed considerations are the effects of harvesting, storage, and food processing techniques that can dramatically influence the potential nutritive value of algal-derived foods. We highlight this rapidly advancing area of algal science with a particular focus on the key research required to assess better the health benefits of an alga or algal product. There are rich opportunities for phycologists in this emerging field, requiring exciting new experimental and collaborative approaches.
dc.description.sponsorshipAGS & KEH thank the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC BB/1013164/1) of the UK for funding. The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish charity, No. SC015096. PP is supported by IDEALG in the frame of the stimuli program entitled “Investissements d’avenir, Biotechnologies-Bioressources” (ANR-10-BTBR-04-02). The open access fee was supported by NSF-OCE-1435021 (MLW), DIC project 1823-06 (MEC), Maine Sea Grant (NOAA) 5405971 (SHB), NSF #11A-1355457 to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine (SHB), and the listed funding to AGS and PP.
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dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleAlgae as nutritional and functional food sources: revisiting our understanding.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage982
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameJournal of applied phycologyen
prism.startingPage949
prism.volume29en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6799
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-09-26en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10811-016-0974-5en
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dc.contributor.orcidSmith, Alison [0000-0001-6511-5704]
dc.identifier.eissn1573-5176
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