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Title: Evaluation of seagrasses for their nutritional value
Authors: Pradheeba, M.
Dilipan, E.
Nobi, E.P.
Thangaradjou, T.
Sivakumar, K.
Keywords: Seagrass
Chlorophyll
Debris
Shore
Issue Date: Feb-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Biochemical and calorific contents of different species of seagrasses occurring in Palk Bay were determined: <i style="">Enhalus acoroides</i> (68.82 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halophila beccarii</i> (29.16 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halophila ovalis</i> (24.08 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Cymodocea rotundata</i> (60.62 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Cymodocea serrulata</i> (43.40 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halodule uninervis</i> (40.15 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halodule pinifolia</i> (28.39 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>) and <i style="">Syringodium isoetifolium</i> (38.38 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>) of leaves and in rhizome <i style="">Enhalus acoroides</i> (77.84 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halophila beccarii</i> (38.84 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halophila ovalis</i> (37.03 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Cymodocea rotundata</i> (63.68 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Cymodocea serrulata</i> (37.33 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halodule uninervis</i> (28.39 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>), <i style="">Halodule pinifolia</i> (28.23 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>) and <i style="">Syringodium isoetifolium</i> (30.48 K cal g<sup>-1</sup>). Calorific contents of seagrasses were equivalent to Bengal gram, Peas, Potato and Sweet potatoes.&nbsp; Present study suggests that the seagrasses could be considered as feed/food.
Description: 105-111
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11377
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.40(1) [February 2011]

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