Antioxidant activity of the microalga Spirulina maxima

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Miranda M.S.; Cintra R.G.; Barros S.B.M.; Mancini-Filho J.;
  • Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
  • Journal: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research (issn: 0100-879X, eissn: 0034-7310)
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  • Subject: microalgae | antioxidant activity | Spirulina maxima | phenolic compounds | ß-carotene | <FONT FACE=Symbol>a</FONT>-tocopherol | Medicine (General) | R5-920 | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Spirulina maxima, which is used as a food additive, is a microalga rich in protein and other essential nutrients. Spirulina contains phenolic acids, tocopherols and ß-carotene which are known to exhibit antioxidant properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluat... View more
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