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Nutritional Freshwater Life

Ramasamy Santhanam
June 12, 2015

Supplying sustenance for millions of the poorest people in the world, freshwater flora and fauna also contribute to overall economic well-being by means of export commodity trade, tourism, and recreation. As sources of high-quality nutrients, freshwater flora and fauna of edible value represent a...

Nutritional Marine Life

Ramasamy Santhanam
December 15, 2014

The nutritional benefits of marine flora and fauna are well known. Fish and crustaceans provide high-quality sources of amino acids—nutritionally important proteins found in only small amounts in cereals and grains. Nutrients and minerals in seafood can improve brain development and reproduction...

Seafood Science: Advances in Chemistry, Technology and Applications

Se-Kwon Kim
September 16, 2014

This book explores current trends in seafood science and examines various related topics including isolation aspects and different methodologies involved in seafood production. It provides detailed explanations about marine species such as fish, seaweed, and crustaceans and discusses their health...

Seafood and Freshwater Toxins: Pharmacology, Physiology, and Detection, Third Edition

Luis M. Botana
March 12, 2014

The last few years have brought about many changes in the field of marine and freshwater toxins, with advances in analytical technology and the realization that these toxins are a global issue. Offering a complete reference guide, Seafood and Freshwater Toxins: Pharmacology, Physiology, and...

Surimi and Surimi Seafood, Third Edition

Jae W. Park
November 12, 2013

Originating in Japan in the twelfth century, surimi is refined fish myofibrillar proteins produced through various processes. The development of the surimi product crabstick in Japan in the 1970s played a major role in globalizing surimi and expanding surimi seafood consumption to the United States...

Research Progress in Fisheries Science

William Hunter, III
April 15, 2011

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. A multidisciplinary subject, the study of fisheries science includes the biological study of life, habits, and breeding of various species of fish. It also involves farming and husbandry of important fishes and aquatic organisms in fresh water,...

Fisheries Management and Conservation

William Hunter, III
April 15, 2011

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Fisheries management and conservation draws on science in order to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management often involves regulating when, where, how, and how much fishermen are...

Marine Polysaccharides: Food Applications

Vazhiyil Venugopal
January 24, 2011

Increased public awareness of the importance of healthy living presents new challenges for the commercial food processing sector. The industry is always on the hunt for novel and safe additives with functional properties that can be used to impart healthy and appealing properties to foods. While...

Environmental Effects on Seafood Availability, Safety, and Quality

E. Grazyna Daczkowska-Kozon, Bonnie Sun Pan
December 14, 2010

An essential part of diverse marine ecosystems, seafood organisms are especially vulnerable to changes in their natural habitats that affect their reproductive abilities, growth rate, and mutual inter- and intra-species interactions. Environmental Effects on Seafood Availability, Safety, and...

Handbook of Seafood and Seafood Products Analysis

Leo M.L. Nollet, Fidel Toldra
November 24, 2009

Seafood and seafood products represent some of the most important foods in almost all types of societies around the world. More intensive production of fish and shellfish to meet high demand has raised some concerns related to the nutritional and sensory qualities of these cultured fish in...

Marine Products for Healthcare: Functional and Bioactive Nutraceutical Compounds from the Ocean

Vazhiyil Venugopal
October 20, 2008

Considered Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet in many areas of the world, marine organisms have been known from time immemorial to possess curative powers. But until recently, their bioactive compounds, nutraceutical properties, and commercial potential remained undiscovered. Bringing together widely...

Marine Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Colin Barrow, Fereidoon Shahidi
August 13, 2007

Two of the most popular nutraceutical products on the market, omega-3 oil and glucosamine, were originally derived from waste products. Discarded oil from the manufacture of fishmeal became wildly popular as omega-3, a polyunsaturated fat, and the fully hydrolyzed chitosan from shrimp and crab...