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Algal Purposeful Foods and Nutraceutical

Aids, Prospects, and Experiments

Book Announcement

Bentham Science Publishers

Edible algae, including seaweeds, are a source of functional food, dietary supplements, metabolites and bioactive compounds. Algal-based functional foods have potential health benefits, and their commercial value depends on their applications in the food and nutraceutical industries. The book “Algal Functional Foods and Nutraceutical“ covers several aspects of algal-based functional foods. It informs the reader about algal cultivation techniques, environmental impact, habitat, nutraceutical potential, extraction of bioactive metabolites, functional-food composition, bio-prospection, culture-induced nutraceutical compounds, algae-based bio-packaging, algal-biorefinery, toxicity, trends and future prospects. The editors present the topics in a research-oriented format while citing scholarly references. This book is a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the nutritional benefits and industrial utilization of algae as a sustainable food source.


About the editor:

Dr. Avinash Mishra is a Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR-CSMCRI), Bhavnagar, India. He is a graduate from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad (an autonomous college of Allahabad University). He did his Masters and PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (first Agriculture University of India). His research area is Seaweed Metabolomics & Biotechnology, Plant Molecular Biology, Abiotic Stress Tolerance of Plants, and Plant Transgene Technology. He has published over 100 research articles in the journals of international repute with 43 h-index, so far (as per Google Scholar). Moreover, he has handled more than 10 research grants (projects) and also published about 20 book-chapters with international publishers. He has guided more than 15 PhD students (3 are currently working). He also mentored more than 15 graduate students for their dissertation or research internship. He has several years of editorial experience in several international scientific journals. Currently, he is serving as Associate Editor for the section Marine Biotechnology of Frontiers in Marine Science, and Guest Editor for Foods. He has been honored with Young Scientist Award from Council of Science and Technology (UP-CST), Govt. of UP and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India for excellent contribution in the field of Biological Sciences (Abiotic Stress Tolerance).



Marine algae, Micro algae, Seaweed, Bioactive compound, Edible Seaweed, Vegan protein, Functional Food, Human health, Nutraceuticals, Metabolomics, Algal Food, Dietary supplement, Phycology, Probiotics, Food Science,  Phyco-nutraceutical, Nutrition, Food quality, Marine biology, Algal cultivation


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