The most common sea cucumber found in the North Atlantic Ocean is orange footed Cucumaria frondosa. Sea cucumber is packed with numerous high-value nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. During sea cucumber processing, visceral by-products are discarded as waste, representing around 50% of the sea cucumber biomass. These by-products are rich sources of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and biologically active compounds that may benefit overall health. Therefore, the proposed project will develop nutritional supplements (powder and liquid extract) from sea cucumber viscera. This study will allow the full utilization of C. frondosa and improves the environmental performance of the sea cucumber industries through the utilization of sea cucumber discards.
Biochemistry / Molecular biology
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