Profiling Bioactive Compounds & Key Nutrients in Pacific Island Crops & Marine Resources

Year of Publication: 2018-07-25

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This report gives insights into the current status of knowledge on composition of key nutrients and bioactive compounds, known or associated with traditional crops and seafood consumed in seven Pacific Island countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu) that can contribute towards improving the health and nutrition situation and provide new income generation opportunities for local communities.


  • Introduction
  • Methods
    – Interviews and surveys with traditional leaders
    – Bioactive compounds and nutritional value of Pacific crops and seafood Results
  • Table 1: Bioactive compounds and nutritional value of traditionally consumed and used Pacific crops and seafood
  • Table 2: Food commodities categorised based on their consumption, nutritive and bioactive properties
  • Discussion
  • Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendices