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Exploring strategies to enhance microalgae nutritional quality for functional poultry-sourced food products

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submitted on 2024-07-03, 05:24 and posted on 2024-07-03, 05:24 authored by Sivakumar Esakkimuthu, Simil Amir Siddiqui, Maroua Cherif, Imen Saadaoui

Microalgae have emerged as a promising feedstock for the poultry feed industry due to their high nutritional potential, containing essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamins, and other high-value products compared to conventional poultry feed supplements. Microalgae-based feed can enhance broilers' body weight, feed intake, and, more interestingly, improve the nutritional quality of poultry-sourced food products with omega-3 fatty acids and carotenoids. This study aims to review all available metabolic quality-enhancement strategies, including conventional approaches dealing with physicochemical parameters of the cultivation condition and unconventional approaches dealing with advanced molecular biology techniques. These strategies are considered promising for enriching microalgae biomass with valuable metabolites for high-quality feed production, consequently enhancing the nutritional value of poultry meat and specialty eggs. Finally, techno-economic challenges were discussed, and recommendations were delivered.

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Published in: Bioresource Technology Reports
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2023.101746

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

Qatar National Research Fund (MME01-0924-190063), Promoting local poultry industry: pilot-scale cultivation of algaeenriched feed for broilers died and omega3 eggs production.

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Language

  • English

Publisher

Elsevier

Publication Year

  • 2024

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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  • Qatar University
  • College of Arts and Sciences - QU
  • Center for Sustainable Development - CAS

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