The aim of the SeaHealth project is to evaluate the potential of seaweed derived bioactives to be used as functional ingredients in food. Different species of seaweed from Australia and Ireland are being screened, specifically for activity that could be beneficial to the gut and metabolic health. SeaHealth is a collaborative effort between Teagasc & CyberColloids in Ireland and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. Follow this link to find out more about the project.
Dr Emer Shannon, the research fellow who is conducting the work, will shortly be joining the CyberColloids team for a 6 month secondment to further the research but you can read about the project & findings to date in the articles linked below.
- SeaHealth Article
- Seaweed Components and Gut Microbiota208
- The Prebiotic Effect of Australian Seaweeds
- Conference posters & presentations