1st Edition

Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Edited By Colin Barrow, Fereidoon Shahidi Copyright 2007
    506 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Two of the most popular nutraceutical products on the market, omega-3 oil and glucosamine, were originally derived from waste products. Discarded oil from the manufacture of fishmeal became wildly popular as omega-3, a polyunsaturated fat, and the fully hydrolyzed chitosan from shrimp and crab shell, glucosamine, found wide use in joint health. Hundreds of tons of marine by-products are available annually and previous commercial success, together with an overall consumer interest in novel healthy food ingredients, are driving both research and commercialization in the area of marine nutraceuticals.

    Edited by pioneers in the field, Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods details information on a variety of commercially available and newly developing value-added products. Beginning with an overview of current marine nutraceuticals, the book discusses the origin of omega-3 oils, their beneficial effects on brain health, and their stabilization and delivery into functional foods. It covers the derivation and use of chitin, chitosan, and partially hydrolyzed chitosan as fat- and cholesterol absorbing agents and provides a detailed review of the health benefits and methods for the production of glucosamine. Providing an overview of the ACE-inhibitory and blood pressure reducing properties of marine proteins, it considers the functional constituents of marine algae and seaweed, including its carotenoids, and examines the cancer preventing potential of shark cartilage. The book also analyzes the use of marine microorganisms as a renewable resource and marine sources of calcium. The final chapter describes the discovery and development of a novel immunoenhancing polysaccharide complex derived from the microalgae, Chlorella.

    An unparalleled single-source reference to the discovery, development, and use of value-added products from marine sources, Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods provides the foundation for continuing the dramatic growth in this exciting field.

    Marine Fisheries By-Products as Potential Nutraceuticals: An Overview, S.K. Kim, E. Mendis, and F. Shahidi

    Omega-3 Oils: Sources, Applications, and Health Effects, F. Shahidi

    Omega-3s and Their Impact on Brain Health, G. Young and J. Conquer

    Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases through Anti-Inflammation and Neuroprotection: A Review of Studies in Animal Models, C. Song

    Microencapsulation of Marine Lipids as a Vehicle for Functional Food Delivery, Y. Jin, C. Perrie, W. Zhang, C. Van Diepen, J. Curtis, and C.J. Barrow

    Chitin and Chitosan, R.S. Rasmussen and M.T. Morrissey

    Production of Bioactive Chitosan Oligosaccharides and Their Potential Use as Nutraceuticals, S.K. Kim, N. Rajapakse, and F. Shahidi

    Glucosamine Production and Health Benefits, J.A. Kralovec and C.J. Barrow
    Functional and Bioactive Peptides from Hydrolyzed Aquatic Food Proteins, H.G. Kristinsson

    Marine-Derived Protein Hydrolysates, Their Biological Activities and Potential as Functional Food Ingredients: ACE-Inhibitory Peptides Derived from Bonito, H. Fujita and M. Yoshikawa

    Marine Algal Constituents, Y.V. Yuan

    Beneficial Health Effects of Seaweed Carotenoid, Fucoxanthin, K. Miyashita and M. Hosokawa

    The Production and Health Benefits of Astaxanthin, M. Olaizola

    Marine Algae and Polysaccharides with Therapeutic Applications, J.H. Fitton and J. Teas

    Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods from Marine Microbes: An Introduction to a Diverse Group of Natural Products Isolated from Marine Macroalgae, Microalgae, Bacteria, Fungi, and Cyanobacteria, A.M. Burja and H. Radianingtyas

    Shark Cartilage: Potential for Therapeutic Application for Cancer-Review Article, K. Sato, T. Kitahashi, C. Itho, and M. Tsutsumi

    Calcium from Fish Bone and Other Marine Resources, W.K. Jung, F. Shahidi, and S.K. Kim

    Immunoenhancing Preparations of Marine Origin, J.A. Kralovec and C.J. Barrow



    Colin Barrow, Fereidoon Shahidi