Novel food hydrocolloids from seaweed


Grant Data
Project Title
Novel food hydrocolloids from seaweed
Principal Investigator
Dr Ramsden, Lawrence   (Principal investigator)
Duration
26
Start Date
1997-09-01
Completion Date
1999-10-31
Amount
503280
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 7245/97M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1997/1998
Status
Completed
Objectives
To establish the potential of fucoidan as a texture modifier for use in food product development; to identify local seaweeds that are a potential source of fucoidan; to develop a facile isolation of purified fucoidan; to characterize the rheology of fucooidan in aqueous solution and in model complex food systems; to assess the performance of fucoidan as a texture modifying additive in selected food products.