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Unraveling the bioactive interplay: seaweed polysaccharide, polyphenol and their gut modulation effect

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posted on 2023-11-27, 04:19 authored by Zu Jia Lee, Cundong Xie, Ken Ng, Hafiz SuleriaHafiz Suleria
Seaweed is rich in many unique bioactive compounds such as polyphenols and sulfated polysaccharides that are not found in terrestrial plant. The discovery of numerous biological activities from seaweed has made seaweed an attractive functional food source with the potential to be exploited for human health benefits. During food processing and digestion, cell wall polysaccharide and polyphenols commonly interact, and this may influence the nutritional properties of food. Interactions between cell wall polysaccharide and polyphenols in plant-based system has been extensively studied. However, similar interactions in seaweed have received little attention despite the vast disparity between the structural and chemical composition of plant and seaweed cell wall. This poses a challenge in extracting seaweed bioactive compounds with intact biological properties. This review aims to summarize the cell wall polysaccharide and polyphenols present in brown, red and green seaweed, and current knowledge on their potential interactions. Moreover, this review gives an overview of the gut modulation effect of seaweed polysaccharide and polyphenol.

History

Journal

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Pagination

1-24

Location

United States

ISSN

1040-8398

eISSN

1549-7852

Language

en

Publisher

Informa UK Limited