Brazilian native species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) as a source of valuable compounds and as nutritional supplements

  title={Brazilian native species of Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) as a source of valuable compounds and as nutritional supplements},
  author={Priscila Bezerra Torres and Alice Nagai and D{\'a}rlio In{\'a}cio Alves Teixeira and Eliane Marinho-Soriano and Fungyi Chow and D{\'e}borah Yara Alves Cursino dos Santos},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
In Brazil species of Gracilaria play a social and economic role in some poor communities of the northeastern coast. Considering that these algae are typically consumed after depigmentation and drying, little is known about the chemical composition and nutritional value after processing. In the present study dried and depigmented samples of Gracilaria birdiae (GB), Gracilaria caudata (GC), Gracilaria domingensis (GD), and a commercially available sample of G. birdiae (C-GB), provided by a local… 
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