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Use of Furcellaria lumbricalis in food

Teresa PachecoEABAPortugalJanuary 30, 2024Furcellaria lumbricalis food

References to the use of furcellaran, a carrageenan extracted from Furcellaria lumbricalis in food, namely in canned foods, before 1997. Also referred to as Furcellaria fastigiata forma aegagropila (currently regarded as a synonym of Furcellaria lumbricalis *) in the books:
•Chapman, V.J. and Chapman, D.J. Seaweeds and Their Uses. London: Chapman and Hall, 1980, p. 133-135
•Guiry, M.D. and Blunden, G.(eds.) Seaweed Resources in Europe: uses and potential. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1991, p. 171
* https://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=22204

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