Molluscs as a Treasure House of Neutraceuticals and Bioactive Compounds
Keywords:Functional foods, Human health, Mollusca, Neutraceuticals
Fish, shellfish, squid and bivalves are just a few of the many species that produce seafood by-products, which are typically thrown away as waste even though they may be used to create novel functional food recipes. The phylum Mollusca includes Cephalopoda, Bivalvia and Gastropoda. These taxa have been primarily studied for their bioactive qualities and potential uses in nutraceuticals. Marine by-products may provide bioactive substances including chitin, collagen, peptides, PUFA, antioxidants and catalysts for the production of biodiesel. Consumer desire for environmentally friendly and healthier food is increasing. Consuming mollusca regularly may help strengthen immunity and lower the risk of several illnesses. This article highlighted the high-value bioactive compounds and nutritional constituents derived from molluscs.
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