KAROTENOID DARI MAKROALGAE DAN MIKROALGAE: POTENSI KESEHATAN APLIKASI DAN BIOTEKNOLOGI [Carotenoids from Macroalgae and Microalgae: Health Potential, Application and Biotechnology]

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Leenawaty Limantara3) ; Budhi Prasetyo1) ; AB. Susanto2) ; Helly de Fretes1)* (2012)
  • Publisher: Bogor Agricultural University; Indonesian Food Technologist Association (IAFT)
  • Journal: Jurnal Teknologi dan Industri Pangan (issn: 1979-7788, eissn: 2087-751X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.6066/jtip.2012.23.2.221
  • Subject: application | biotechnology | carotenoid | macroalgae | microalgae | Food processing and manufacture | TP368-456

Algae, both micro and macroalgae, is one of the largest producers of carotenoids. The major composition of carotenoid on algae are β-carotene, astaxanthin, luthein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and fucoxanthin which have important roles for human health. Carotenoids were produced by several microalgae species such as Dunaliella sallina, Haemotococcus pluvialis, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, Spirulina platensis, Nannnochloropsis oculata, and also from some macroalgae species such as Kappaphycus alvarezii, Sargassum sp, and Caulerpa sp. Carotenoids from algae has been proven as a powerful antioxidant and may prevent some degenerative diseases, cardiovascular, and cancer. Carotenoid also has been applied as a natural dye and dietary supplements. Biotechnology has been developed to increase the production of carotenoids from micro- and macroalgae. The large-scale cultivation of microalgae, either in open or closed system are shown to increase carotenoid production. During cultivation, some stress conditions can be specifically manipulated to optimize carotenoid production from microalgae.
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