| || || Ali, S. |
| || || Partial identification and nutritional analysis of Kiribati algae
Author(s): Maata, M., Bird, C., Ali, S., Pickering, T.
Notes: South Pacific Journal of Natural Science, 22, 12-15
Held at: USP
ASFA Subject(s): Human food, Distribution, Identification, Nutritive value, Minerals, Chemical analysis, Algae
Abstract: A chemical analysis of the edible algae from the island of Beru in Kiribati revealed it contained relatively high concentrations of Mg2+ and Ca2+ ions. A fair amount of protein and other minerals such as Na+, K+, Cu2+, Mn2+, Zn2+ and Fe2+ ions are also present in it. The scientific identification revealed that the algae are made of a mixture of different species, none new species. In fact, the two major types of algae that were identified (Lyngbya perelegans and Chroococcus minutus) are known to exist in Hawaii, some areas in Europe and parts of South East Asia.
Control No.: 00013833.nul
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