Journal article

Therapeutic potential of abalone and status of bioactive molecules: A comprehensive review

HAR Suleria, PP Masci, GC Gobe, SA Osborne

CRITICAL REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Marine organisms are increasingly being investigated as sources of bioactive molecules with therapeutic applications as nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. In particular, nutraceuticals are gaining popularity worldwide owing to their therapeutic potential and incorporation in functional foods and dietary supplements. Abalone, a marine gastropod, contains a variety of bioactive compounds with anti-oxidant, anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-cancer activities. For thousands of years different cultures have used abalone as a traditional functional food believing consumption provides health benefits. Abalone meat is one of the most precious commodities in Asian markets ..

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