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Caretenoid in ulam species as alternative food intervention to combat the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

Mat Ali, Qurratu Aini and Mohd Hatta, Farah Ayuni and Othman, Rashidi and Ramya, Razanah and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Syibrah Hanisah and Mohd Latiff, Nur Hanie (2021) Caretenoid in ulam species as alternative food intervention to combat the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. In: 11th International Symposium on Islam, Civilization and Science (ISICAS 2021), 27th-28th October 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a pandemic that threatens global health, socioeconomics, and the environment. During MCO 4.0, over 15,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported daily in Malaysia. The best treatment for this severe respiratory infectious disease is unknown, as are the long-term effects of acute COVID-19 (long COVID). Various dietary sources rich in bioactive ingredients such as carotenoids, flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids are being researched as an alternative food intervention to combat the COVID-19 infection. Ulam, or Malay traditional vegetables, includes over 120 species, from groundcovers to large trees. However, there is little information available about the ulam in terms of its health and nutritional impact. In fact, ulam has many benefits: antioxidant-rich, antimicrobial, rich in vitamins, etcetera. Ulam's health-promoting properties can be used in food or pharmaceutical applications to combat the COVID-19 pandemic's aftermath. The pharmaceutical industry is essential in assuring the health of the community. There are various sources of ingredients being manipulated during the production of pharmaceutical products. Thus, the study on the carotenoid composition and bioactivities in ulam is vital to provide concrete evidence for ulam to be manipulated as Halal active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3842/93404
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid-19, ulam species, food intervention, pandemic
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX341 Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 16:18
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 16:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93404

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