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Heart health peptides from macroalgae: Isolation and potential use in functional foods.
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PMID:  21574559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Macroalgae have for centuries been consumed whole amongst the East Asian populations of China, Korea and Japan. Due to the environment in which they grow, macroalgae produce unique and interesting biologically active compounds. Protein can account for up to 47 % of the dry weight of macroalgae depending on species and time of cultivation and harvest. Peptides derived from marcoalgae are proven to have hypotensive effects in the human circulatory system. Hypertension is one of the major, yet controllable risk factors in cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVD is the main cause of death in Europe accounting for over 4.3 million deaths each year. Hypotensive peptides derived from marine and other sources have already been incorporated into functional foods such as beverages and soups. The purpose of this review is to highlight the potential of heart health peptides from macroalgae and to discuss the feasibility of expanding the variety of foods in which these peptides may be used, including their use in cereal products.
Ciaran Fitzgerald; Eimear Gallagher; Deniz Tasdemir; Maria Hayes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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