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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (174) Last page : (179)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2931

Nutritive Properties of the Chorophyceae Seaweeds Available at Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, India

K. V. Rupapara1, K. G. Vyas1 and N. H. Joshi2*
1Department of Biochemistry, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. 360005. Gujarat. India
2Fisheries Research Station. Junagadh Agricultural University, Okha. 361350. Gujarat. India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: nileshhj@gmail.com
Received: 30.04.2017  |  Revised: 9.05.2017   |  Accepted: 10.05.2017  


Nutritive properties (Protein, Lipid, Carbohydrate, Free amino acid, vitamin-C and calorific value on dry weight basis) were estimated in 18 species of chlorophyceae group of seaweeds collected from the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat during the post monsoon season in the year 2015. Higher concentration of protein was recorded in Entromorpha compressa (15.5 + 0.8  mg g-1 DW). While lipid content were higher in Caulerpa racemosa (1.83 + 0.4) and carbohydrate contents were estimated higher in Entromorpha compressa (54.6 + 0.7  mg g-1 DW). The highest total amino acid and vitamin-C content were observe in Entromorpha compressa with 15.73 + 0.47  mg g-1 DW and 3.23 + 0.23 mg g-1 DW  showed the lowest as well as highest
values for vitamin-C concentration. Among all the species studied, Caulerpa taxifolia and Caulerpa racemosa showed higher calorific value (95.60 Kcal/100 g).

Key words: Chorophyceae, Nutritive properties, Calorific value, Vitamin-C, Gulf of Kutch

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Cite this article: Rupapara, K.V., Vyas, K.G. and Joshi, N.H., Nutritive Properties of the Chorophyceae Seaweeds Available at Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 174-179 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2931