The Portuguese coast presents a large amount of potentially edible seaweeds that are underexploited. The identification of different macroalgae species and their availability in the northern and central coast of the continental territory was assessed. The nutritional value of seaweeds is discussed based on a literature review (when available) focused on data for species collected in Portugal with the aim to define the most important nutritional parameters that should be characterized in the samples. Possible health concerns related with the presence of contaminants are also considered.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Sept 2017|
|Event||2017 2nd International Seminar on Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, ISAMSE 2017 - Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 28 Jul 2017 → 30 Jul 2017