Studies on the formulation of algal products and assessments on their biochemical content
Jagannathan N, Sathish Kumar D
The present study was designed to formulate the products with using algal biomass and their pigments whose stability is compared respectively. The result shows that among varying proportions of raw, roasted and sprouted green gram, millets, white corn, green peas with 15% ashwagandha blended with either algal biomass or its pigments reported phycocyanin blended PF3 as the best powder formulation. The role of pigments, particularly phycocyanin in improving the shelf life of consumables was also found to be remarkably significant in the aspects of commercial scale of production. Efficacy of product formulations are inferred with the help of tools in biotechnology can further add to the nutritional and therapeutic value of the products to the growing demands of the population.