An expanding body of scientific research indicates that the marine environment is emerging as a unique resource of functional food ingredients with health-promoting properties. Significant attention has been paid to exploration of potential nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals derived from the ocean. Marine-based nutraceuticals are gaining attention due to their unique features, which are absent in terrestrial-based resources. A number of new marine nutraceutical products have been introduced in the nutraceuticals and functional foods markets. The main sources and products of primary interest for marine nutraceuticals and ingredients include omega-3 fish/algal oil, phospholipids, micro/macro algal nutrition supplements, fish proteins and peptides, hydrolysates, shellfish chitin, fish collagen, and mineral supplements.
Field of Research
090802 Food Engineering
Socio Economic Objective
860105 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
HERDC Research category
C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal