Nutritional and Toxicological Importance of Selected Seaweeds from Visakhapatnam Coast

Authors(6) :-Rajubabu D CH, Srinivasulu A, Aruna B, Satyanarayana N, Narayana P V L, Rao A D P

The objective of the present study is to determine the contents of macro, trace and ultra-trace elements (essential, probably essential and toxic) by the energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) in 15 edible dried seaweeds of red and green algae those collected along the Visakhapatnam coast. The seaweeds are procured from different estuarine stations to analyse them by using SPECTRO XEPOS, EDXRF spectrometer and Si-Li detector. Results are obtained, by which the concentrations of Na, Ca, P, K, Mg, I, Zn, Se, Cu, Mo, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co Pb, Cd, Hg and As have been determined. This study suggests that these seaweeds could be potential sources of several essential nutrients and will contribute positively to the diet. As the concentration of some toxic elements exceeds the maximum permissible limits in the present seaweeds due to the collecting site, after processing to eliminate toxic elements accumulated due to contamination; consumption of these seaweeds is encouraged to meet the recommended daily intake of the essential minerals, trace elements and also because of their medicinal properties.

Authors and Affiliations

Rajubabu D CH
Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Srinivasulu A
Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Aruna B
Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Satyanarayana N
National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials, BARC, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Narayana P V L
Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Rao A D P
Department of Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Seaweeds, Nutrition, EDXRF, Trace elements,

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-10-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 840-850
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1736208
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Rajubabu D CH, Srinivasulu A, Aruna B, Satyanarayana N, Narayana P V L, Rao A D P, " Nutritional and Toxicological Importance of Selected Seaweeds from Visakhapatnam Coast, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.840-850, September-October-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1736208

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