Microalgae constitute a reservoir of natural substances of commercial value. The production of valuable biochemicals from microalgae is based on the exploitation of their relatively efficient photosynthetic machinery. The red microalgae are characterized by their accessory pigments, known as phycobiliproteins, which are red or blue. These algal pigments have potential as natural colorants for use in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, particularly as substitutes for synthetic dyes.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Trends in Food Science and Technology|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science