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Lobster shells don’t need to be discarded waste anymore

Lobster shells don’t need to be discarded waste anymore, because Thai scientists have found a way to make use of this natural material. Montira Charoenwal, owner of a seafood business, noticed that the shells are rich in astaxanthin which has a lot of health benefits, such as, boosting the immune system, reducing risk of some diseases, and improving fertility, eyesight and bone composition. Seeing the value of discarded shells, Montira launched a joint research project with Thammasat University's faculty of science and technology, under the supervision of Suteera Vatthanakul. By using advanced extraction technology, they have found a way to extract astaxanthin and other bio-active compounds, from lobster shells without losing the flavor and aroma of the lobster. The result is a product called "Lob-Sa-Taaa ", a seasoning powder packed with lobster flavour and nutrients. Their research was recently awarded a gold medal at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2019 (SIIF 2019) in South Korea.

 

 

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