AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINARIAN AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

Laboratory Report / Chemical and Physical Analysis 

February 3, 2015  


Genus Sargassum

Sargassum is a genus of brown (class Phaeophyceae) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, where they generally inhabit shallow water and coral reefs, and the genus is widely known for its planktonic (free-floating) species.


AGRI-FOOD AND VETERINARIAN AUTHORITY of SINGAPORE

Laboratory Report / Chemical and Physical Analysis 

August 17, 2015  

Genus Kaapaphycus Alvarezii

Kappaphycus Alvarezii  K. cottonii; Eucheuma cottonii is a species of red algae. It is one of the most important commercial sources of carrageenans, a family of gel-forming, viscosifying polysaccharides. Farming methods affect the character of the carrageenan that can be extracted from the seaweed.  This alga grows to two meters long and is green or yellow in colour. It is very fast-growing, known to double its biomass in 15 days.