Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2018)
Proximate composition and amino acid profile of five green algal seaweeds from Mandapam Coastal regions, Tamil Nadu, India
Lalitha N and Dhandapani R
Seaweeds one of the important marine living, renewable resources and are used for human consumption, animal feed and as manure in various states. Thus, some of the representatives from Chlorophyta were investigated in the present field of proximate composition and amino acid profile. The macroalgae showed varied quantities of biochemical constituent are namely Amino acids, Proteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates and Phenol. The highest concentration of Glutamic acid and Aspertic acid was recorded in alga Caulerpa sertularioides 16.3% and 15.6%, respectively, and lowest value of Methionine was recorded in all species except Ulva reticulata (3.0%). Higher protein was recorded in Caulerpa sertularioides 17.9% and low value was recorded in Condium tomentosum (9.5%). Lipid content was high in Caulerpa racemosa (18.1%) and low value in Ulvalactuca (0.4%). Carbohydrate content was high in Caulerpa racemosa 81.2% and low in Ulva reticulata 68.1% in phenol the highest value in Caulerpa sertularioides (32.6%) and lowest in Caulerpa racemosa (13.2%).
How to cite this article:
Lalitha N, Dhandapani R. Proximate composition and amino acid profile of five green algal seaweeds from Mandapam Coastal regions, Tamil Nadu, India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):400-403.