An Emerging Aquatic Green Gold For Food And Medicine: A Review of Algae from North East India

  • Jinumethi Department of Biotechnology Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam

Abstract

Given that proper nutrition is a growing concern for rising global populations, sustainable sources of nutritional value are needed. The food product or food derived from nutrients is called nutraceuticals which not only rarely supplement food but also make the treatment or prevention of a disorder and/or disease. Algae are a diverse community of autotrophic organisms with the capable of fix atmospheric CO2, efficiently use light energy, ability to grow rapidly and compare to vascular plants, an algae produce more biomass per acre. More than two thousand years, algae are used for the treatment of different ailments and also used as a potential source of food. Due to the characteristics of rapid growth and capable of producing diverse nutritional compound, algae are largely used in nutraceuticals field. These autotrophic organisms are highly desired for use in nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements because of the diverse nutritional components that algae can generate and concentrate, along with their simple and rapid growth characteristics. Many kinds of algae have reported health benefits from improving the immune system to combat cancer and heart disease. From these backgrounds, this current review aims to evaluate the health-promoting effect of Chlorella,

Keywords: Algae, Autotrophic, Health benefits, Nutraceuticals, Nutritional components, North East India

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Jinumethi. “An Emerging Aquatic Green Gold For Food And Medicine: A Review of Algae from North East India”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 12, no. 12, Nov. 2020, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/39739.
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