A review on nutrients, phytochemicals, and health benefits of green seaweed, caulerpa lentillifera

Nur Syakilla and Ramlah George @ Mohd. Rosli and Chye, Fook Yee and Wolyna Pindi and Sylvester Mantihal and Noorakmar Ab Wahab and Fazlini Mohd Fadzwi and Philip Huanqing Gu and Patricia Matanjun (2022) A review on nutrients, phytochemicals, and health benefits of green seaweed, caulerpa lentillifera. Foods, 11 (2832). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2304-8158

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Caulerpa lentillifera is a type of green seaweed widely consumed as a fresh vegetable, specifically in Southeast Asia. Interestingly, this green seaweed has recently gained popularity in the food sector. Over the last two decades, many studies have reported that C. lentillifera is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, and bioactive compounds that contribute many health benefits. On the other hand, there is currently hardly any article dedicated specifically to C. lentillifera regarding nutritional composition and recent advancements in its potential health benefits. Hence, this study will summarise the findings on the nutritional content of C. lentillifera and compile recently discovered beneficial properties throughout the past decade. From the data compiled in this review paper, it can be concluded that the nutrient and phytochemical profile of C. lentillifera differs from one region to another depending on various external factors. As a result, this paper will offer researchers the groundwork to develop food products based on C. lentillifera. The authors of this paper are hopeful that a more systematic review could be done in the future as currently, existing data is still scarce.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Caulerpa lentillifera , Sea grapes , Nutrient content , Nutrient composition , Health benefits
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > TX1-1110 Home economics > TX341-641 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2022 09:58
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:58
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/34513

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