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Carrageenan: A natural seaweed polysaccharide and its applications.
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PMID:  24708958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Polysaccharides have been gaining interesting and valuable applications in the food and pharmaceutical fields. As they are derived from the natural source, they are easily available, non-toxic, cheap, biodegradable and biocompatible. Carrageenan is one among them, which fulfills the criteria of polysaccharide; it is a natural carbohydrate (polysaccharide) obtained from edible red seaweeds. The name Carrageenan is derived from the Chondrus crispus species of seaweed (Rhodophyceace) known as Carrageen Moss or Irish Moss, and Carraigin. A demand based on its application has been widely increasing in food and pharmaceutical sectors. Carrageenan has gained wide applications in experimental medicine, pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetics, and food industries. Through keen references of the reported literature on carrageenan, in this review, we have described about carrageenan, its properties, extraction and refining, and its food and pharmaceutical applications.
Authors:
Vipul D Prajapati; Pankaj M Maheriya; Girish K Jani; Himanshu K Solanki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-1-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Carbohydrate polymers     Volume:  105C     ISSN:  1879-1344     ISO Abbreviation:  Carbohydr Polym     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307156     Medline TA:  Carbohydr Polym     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  97-112     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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