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Natural carotenoid pigments from 6 chlorophyta freshwater green algae species cell culture as potential halal food colorants

Noh, Nur Hidayah and Othman, Rashidi and Jamaludin, Mohammad Aizat (2015) Natural carotenoid pigments from 6 chlorophyta freshwater green algae species cell culture as potential halal food colorants. In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015), 15th-19th Nov 2015, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Nowadays, halal products are gaining wider recognition as a new benchmark for safety and quality assurance. As a consequence the commercial development of microalgae are established due to their high value chemicals, for examples, β-carotene, astaxanthin, phycobilin pigments and algal extracts for cosmaceuticals products. Therefore, many researchers have gained interest to study the potential of microalgae as new valuable chemicals and other products sources. The aim of the research is to explore new sources of pigments to be used as halal food colorants. This quest is not only directed in finding natural alternatives for synthetic dyes, but also to discover new taxons for the carotenoid production. Thus, there is a solid need to investigate the potential of natural pigments particularly carotenoids in microalgae to be fully utilised and commersialised especially in halal market, health advantages, food products and dye technology. A total of 6 species were evaluated for quantitative and qualitative carotenoid composition namely Chlorella fusca, Chlorella vulgaris, Selenastrum capricornutum, Pandorina morum, Botryococcus sudeticus and Chlorococcum sp. The main carotenoids identified in all species through HPLC analysis were lutein, β-cryptoxanthin and β-carotene. The ratio of these carotenoids varies between species. Lutein was detected substantially higher in Chlorella fusca (69.54±11.29µg/g DW); β-cryptoxanthin in Pandorina morum species (1.24±0.33 µg/g DW) whereas β-carotene in Chlorella vulgaris (18.42±9.2 ug/g DW). The significant outcome of the research will be new findings of new natural carotenoid pigment sources as potential food colorants and bioactive compounds which can be beneficial to halal health promoting products industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 3842/47246
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural carotenoid pigments
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP934 Paints, pigments, varnishes, etc
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr rashidi othman
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2016 14:21
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2021 22:49
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47246

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