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Therapeutic potential of abalone and status of bioactive molecules: a comprehensive review

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posted on 2017-05-24, 00:00 authored by Hafiz SuleriaHafiz Suleria, P P Masci, G C Gobe, S A Osborne
Marine organisms are increasingly being investigated as sources of bioactive molecules with therapeutic applications as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. In particular, nutraceuticals are gaining popularity worldwide owing to their therapeutic potential and incorporation in functional foods and dietary supplements. Abalone, a marine gastropod, contains a variety of bioactive compounds with anti-oxidant, anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer activities. For thousands of years different cultures have used abalone as a traditional functional food believing consumption provides health benefits. Abalone meat is one of the most precious commodities in Asian markets where it is considered a culinary delicacy. Recent research has revealed that abalone is composed of many vital moieties like polysaccharides, proteins, and fatty acids that provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition. A review of past and present research is presented with relevance to the therapeutic potential of bioactive molecules from abalone.

History

Journal

Critical reviews in food science and nutrition

Volume

57

Issue

8

Pagination

1742 - 1748

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1040-8398

eISSN

1549-7852

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Taylor & Francis Group