Bioactive Seaweeds for Food Applications

Bioactive Seaweeds for Food Applications

Natural Ingredients for Healthy Diets

1st Edition - January 16, 2018

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  • Editor: Yimin Qin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133125
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133132

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


R&D personnel in food industry, students majoring in food science and technology

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: January 16, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133125
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133132

About the Editor

Yimin Qin

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jiaxing College, Jiaxing, China

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