Desarrollo de un alimento funcional enriquecido con biomasa microalgal de Chlorella vulgaris


Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

Lic. Alejandra Osorio Fierros

Abstract: Microalgae are considered a potential source of biologically active chemicals such as proteins, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and polysaccharides. The production and consumption of microalgae require multidisciplinary expertise as biotechnology and nutritional aspects. The microalgae Chlorella vulgaris is a promising source of high value compounds used to enhances the nutritional content of several products like functional foods or dietary supplements. This work presents the development of a bioprocess to produce biomass rich in bioactive compounds by Chlorella vulgaris under photoheterotrophic culture and it application on a dietary supplement and functional food, starting from the evaluation of the carbon source as the main factors on biomass and pigment production under photoheterotrophic culture, continuing with the formulation of dietary tablets with Chlorella sp. and cactus powders by the process of wet granulation and the incorporation of this microalgae to a  exican traditional food (maize tortilla) and it characterization.

Thesis Alejandra Osorio Fierros