Biochemical Analysis of Underutilized Seaweed Ulva lactuca from Matara, Sri Lanka and Its Application in the Development of a Nutribar

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dc.contributor.author Udayangani, R.M.A.C.
dc.contributor.author Wijesekara, I.
dc.contributor.author Wickramasinghe, I.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-02T07:13:57Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-02T07:13:57Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.isbn 9789550481194
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/1638/316-2018-Biochemical%20Analysis%20of%20Underutilized%20Seaweed%20Ulva%20lactuca%20from%20.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Compared to land based agriculture, ocean farm seems to be more sustainable as it does not required land, fresh water and chemical fertilizers. Therefore cultivation of seaweeds has the ability to grow mammoth amounts of nutrient-rich food for humanoid consumption. The underutilized macro algae U. lactuca was manually collected during July, 2017 from Thalaramba coast Matara, Down South; Sri Lanka. Then cleaned seaweeds were subjected to oven drying at 60 °C for 8 h. Proximate composition, minerals from inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES), swelling capacity (SWC), water holding capacity (WHC) and oil holding capacity (OHC) were evaluated. Finally crude protein contents and radical scavenging activities were investigated for 0, 5 and 10% algal incorporated nutribars. Moisture content of fresh algae was 80.08±0.61% and dry matter content was 19.92±0.61%. The crude protein content found in green algae was 20.16±0.16%. Iron was the dominant mineral present in U lactuca (363.03 ±13.54 mg kg-l). Cell wall polysaccharide content obtained was 17.21%. In this study WHC of pulverized U lactuca was about 4.39 g of water per g of dry matter. SWC was 1.00±0.10 mg/g and OHC was 2.22 g/g at room temperature (25 °C). Significantly the highest protein content (8.55±0.38%) was inspected for 10% algal added nutribar while 7.54±0.15% for 0% and 7.89±0.03% for 5% algal added nutribar also the highest radical scavenging activity (34.47%) was observed in 10% U lactuca added nutribar. Therefore incorporation of under-utilized green algae can significantly increase the protein content and antioxidant activity of the nutribar. Moreover it can be used to develop novel healthy and nutritious foods in Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Food Science en_US
dc.subject Food Technology en_US
dc.title Biochemical Analysis of Underutilized Seaweed Ulva lactuca from Matara, Sri Lanka and Its Application in the Development of a Nutribar en_US
dc.title.alternative International Research Conference 2018 en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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