Agricultural Sciences


Production of Food Grade Agar from Cultivated Gracilaria edulis / G. debilis


Agricultural Sciences

Developing Agency:

Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

Brief Description

Description :

A feasible cultivation method has been developed for sustainable production of biomass for agar production using improved method. An improved process has been developed for extraction of superior quality agar from Gracilaria edulis, which may be useful for food, agriculture and biological applications. The technology has been developed for extraction of superior quality agar, with following advantages: adequate shelf life when stored in plastic bags under ambient conditions, preparation of the agarose is simple to undertake and the seaweed is amenable to cultivation in indian waters.