Chemical Characterization of Brown Seaweed - Cystoseira barbata

Z. Manev1, A. Iliev1 and V. Vachkova2
1 Food Research and Development Institute, BG - 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2 Institute of Fish Resources, BG - 9000 Varna, Bulgaria


Manev, Z., A. Iliev and V. Vachkova, 2013. Chemical characterization of brown seaweed - Cystoseira barbata. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., Supplement 1: 12–15


The aim of this study is to make chemical characterization of one type brown seaweed (Cystoseira barbata) obtained from several points in Black Sea near to city of Varna and to make comparative analysis at obtained samples. In order to make this characterization quantity of several major substances has been determined. We analyzed content of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, phenols, alginic acid, some heavy metals as Pb, Cd, As, and some essential elements as P, Ca, Mg. In addition, ash and water content has been determined.

Key words: brown seaweed, chemical characterization, essential elements, polysaccharides

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