Economically Potential Pigments from Marine Blue-Green Algae for the Application in Food and Health

  • Katarina Purnomo Salim Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments, Universitas Ma Chung, Villa Puncak Tidar N-1, Malang 65151, Indonesia
  • Rosita Dwi Chandra Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments, Universitas Ma Chung, Villa Puncak Tidar N-1, Malang 65151, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4694-9767
  • Heriyanto Heriyanto Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments, Universitas Ma Chung, Villa Puncak Tidar N-1, Malang 65151, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6496-2589
  • Dwi Susilaningsih Research Centre for Biotechnology, Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Jalan Raya Bogor Km 46, Cibinong Bogor 16911, Indonesia
  • Leenawaty Limantara Pembangunan Jaya Center for Urban Studies, Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, Jl. Cendrawasih Raya B7/P, South Tangerang-15413, Banten, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1786-8178
  • Tatas H.P. Brotosudarmo Ma Chung Research Center for Photosynthetic Pigments, Universitas Ma Chung, Villa Puncak Tidar N-01, Malang-65151, East Java, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8219-3293
Keywords: Arthospira sp., carotenoid, chlorophyll, microalgae, Scytonema sp.

Abstract

Current efforts to explore the potency of marine resources have been made to promote economic development in Indonesia, especially in the industrial sector. Marine cyanobacteria such as Arthospira sp. and Scytonema sp. are two potential candidates of the blue-green algae that can be used in the application for food and health industries. This study focused on the identification of the composition of the dominant chlorophylls and carotenoids. The results showed the presence of Zeaxanthin, Chlorophyll a, and β-carotene. The economic potency of those dominant pigments will be reviewed in this article.

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2019-09-03
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Salim, K., Chandra, R., Heriyanto, H., Susilaningsih, D., Limantara, L., & Brotosudarmo, T. (2019). Economically Potential Pigments from Marine Blue-Green Algae for the Application in Food and Health. Indonesian Journal of Natural Pigments, 1(2), 37. https://doi.org/10.33479/ijnp.2019.01.2.37
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