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Benefits Of Agarwood and Aquilaria Plants Uncovered Through Chemical Compound Isolation

The Agarwood is a non-timber fragrant wood of Aquilaria spp. (Thymelaeaceae) native to SouthEast Asia. It is regarded as a precious commodity for its various uses in medicine, religious rites and cultural activities. For example, in traditional Chinese medicine agarwood can be used to relieve coughs, gastric, fever and many more ailments. But despite its …

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From Jelly to Vegan Superfood: Uncovering Gracilaria changgi Red Algae’s Nutritional Potential

Hidden in the mangroves of tropical Malaysia is a plant that contains the nutritional value of broccoli, soybeans and eggs combined. The red algae or Gracilaria changgi has traditionally been used as agar for gelatinous desserts in South East Asia. But a study on the aquatic vegetable has uncovered a wealth of nutritional content and …

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The Science Behind Seaweed’s Addictive Umami Flavor

Seaweeds are highly priced not only for its nutritional benefit but also its taste.  Whether eaten raw or cooked, it adds a distinct umami flavor to our food. The chemical makeup of seaweeds which bring out the umami flavor is called volatile compounds, and consists of alcohols, hydrocarbons, aldehydes, halogenated compounds, esters and other chemical …

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Gaining A Better Understanding Of Seaweed Composition Through Proper Preparation And Extraction Process

The study of seaweed biology is of particular interest in the scientific community after the plant was discovered to have various healing components, some of which are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol-lowering, antitumor, prebiotic, and antimicrobial. Seaweeds have unique functional compounds compared to land-based plants. They have a wide range of polysaccharides and hydrocolloids which can open …

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Korean Scientists Develop UHR Mass Profiling Method To Better Identify Plant Extract Compounds

The study of plant extracts can provide numerous benefits in treating modern day diseases. However analysis of these complex phytochemicals can be problematic due to the high cost of labor and time. Most analytical methods for plant extracts employ a combination of bioactivity assays and separation steps to isolate a few target compounds from a …

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