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Determination of natural carotenoid pigments from freshwater green algae as potential halal food colorants

Othman, Rashidi and Noh, Nur Hidayah and Ahmad Fadzillah, Nurrulhidayah and H., Anis Hamizah and Jamaludin, Mohd Aizat (2017) Determination of natural carotenoid pigments from freshwater green algae as potential halal food colorants. International Food Research Journal (IFRJ), 24 (Suppl.). S468-S471. ISSN 1985-4668

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Abstract

It is noted that nowadays, halal products are gaining wider recognition as a new benchmark for safety and quality assurance. As a consequence of these additional pigment needs, the demand in isolated natural colorants has increased as compared with synthetic dyes. 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 with the aim to discover new taxons for the pigment production, for instance from microalgae. Therefore, a total of six freshwater algae species were evaluated quantitative and qualitatively using HPLC for carotenoids pigment. Three main carotenoids were identified in Chlorella fusca, Chlorella vulgaris, Selenastrum capricornutum, Pandorina morum, Botryococcus sudeticus and Chlorococcum sp. which are lutein, β-cryptoxanthin and β-carotene. The ratio of these carotenoids varies between species where lutein was detected substantially higher in Chlorella fusca (69.54±11.29µg/g DW); β-cryptoxanthin in Pandorina morum (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, food products and dye technology which covers not only the Shariah requirement, but also the hygiene, purification and safety aspects.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3842/57457
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carotenoids, Algae, Chlorophyta, Halal food colorant
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1950 Animal products
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohammad Aizat Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 09:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57457

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