Studies show seaweeds are valuable sources of structurally diverse bioactive compounds. These compounds exhibited various biological activities and beneficial health effects, This book focuses on four aspects of seaweeds research: bioactive compounds in seaweeds, their health benefits, effect of processing on seaweeds bioactive compounds and its biological properties, and potential applications in food and pharmaceutical industries. The book also discusses the impact of processing on bioactives, bioactivity, and bioavailability of the seaweeds upon processing and will present potential applications of the seaweeds bioactives as nutraceuticals, functional food ingredients and cosmeceuticals.
Amit Kumar Jaiswal is an assistant lecturer at the School of Food Science and Environmental Health, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. He earned his BSc (microbiology) from Andhra University, India, MSc (biotechnology) from Jiwaji University, and PhD in food technology from Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland. He has a broad background in food science and biotechnology. He is author of the book “Food Processing Technologies: Impact on Product Attributes”, published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. He has coauthored numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed journal papers, and conference papers, and also presented his work at several national and international conferences. He is a frequent reviewer of several journals in the area of biotechnology and food science and technology. Dr. Jaiswal’s research addresses the fundamentals of food science and engineering as it applies in the development of functional food ingredients, their extraction, and subsequent waste valorization.