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Asian Journal of Scientific Research
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 166-170
DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2008.166.170
Mineral Content of Some Seaweeds from Sabah’s South China Sea
Duduku Krishnaiah, Rosalam Sarbatly, D.M.R. Prasad and Awang Bono

Abstract:
The mineral content of some species Caulerpa, Ulva, Sargassum, Eucheuma, Gracilaria, Gelidiella and Kappaphycus was investigated. These are the major variety of seaweeds available in Sabah South China Sea (Malaysia) and contained high proportions of ash content (20.56- 40.5%). The green and brown seaweeds ash content (37.27-40.5%) was higher than the red seaweeds (20.56-22.41%). The iron content was rich in the sequence of Gelidiella>Caulerpa> Sargassum> Eucheuma and its range was found to be 6.6-10.94 mg/100 g dry weight. The major seasonal deviation was found to be 9.25% Mg, 6.44% Ca and 5.3% Fe. This study was conducted to create a nutritional data for consumption and utilization in the industry.
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How to cite this article:

Duduku Krishnaiah, Rosalam Sarbatly, D.M.R. Prasad and Awang Bono, 2008. Mineral Content of Some Seaweeds from Sabah’s South China Sea. Asian Journal of Scientific Research, 1: 166-170.

DOI: 10.3923/ajsr.2008.166.170

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajsr.2008.166.170

 
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