Seaweeds from the Portuguese coast: a potential food resource?

C. Soares, S. Machado, E. F. Vieira, S. Morais, M. T. Teles, M. Correia, A. Carvalho, V. F. Domingues, M. J. Ramalhosa, C. Delerue-Matos, F. Antunes

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012126
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 2nd International Seminar on Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, ISAMSE 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Jul 201730 Jul 2017


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