Algae from cold water (Canada)and warm water (China)were analysed for the total lipid content, and for their fatty acid(FA) composition and content. The major finding are that FA from Canadian algae are generally richer in polyunsaturated FA (PUFA), with higher n-3/n-6 FA ratio, and a higher degree of total unsaturation. The C 18:4 FA (stearidonic acid, morotic acid as synonym) was detected in greater amounts in cold water samples. The high levels of total PUFA, and especially of n-3 FA in Canadian algae, suggests possible utilization for nutritional purposes

Marine Microalgae as sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids / M.L. Colombo, P. Risé, F. Giavarini, L. De Angelis, C. Galli, L. Bolis. - In: PLANT FOODS FOR HUMAN NUTRITION. - ISSN 0921-9668. - 61:2(2006), pp. 67-72.

Marine Microalgae as sources of polyunsaturated fatty acids

P. Risé;F. Giavarini;L. De Angelis;C. Galli;
2006

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Algae from cold water (Canada)and warm water (China)were analysed for the total lipid content, and for their fatty acid(FA) composition and content. The major finding are that FA from Canadian algae are generally richer in polyunsaturated FA (PUFA), with higher n-3/n-6 FA ratio, and a higher degree of total unsaturation. The C 18:4 FA (stearidonic acid, morotic acid as synonym) was detected in greater amounts in cold water samples. The high levels of total PUFA, and especially of n-3 FA in Canadian algae, suggests possible utilization for nutritional purposes
Fatty acids ; lipids ; marine macroalgae
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
2006
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