Kapitel i bok, 2021
Marine organisms are a rich source of bioactive compounds. Bioactive compounds are compounds with health-promoting effects. Consumption of these compounds may lower the risk of diseases such as heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other complications. Recently, marine bioactives have attracted much attention due to their enormous health benefits. This book chapter provides a succinct review of the recent studies about marine bioactives including proteins, peptides, amino acids, fatty acids, sterols, polysaccharides, oligosaccharides, phenolic compounds, photosynthetic pigments, vitamins, and minerals. It also discusses the bioactives derived from marine bacteria as well as different techniques used for marine bioactives recovery.