Seng Joe Lim

Seng Joe Lim
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Department of Food Sciences

PhD (UKM, Malaysia)

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Introduction
Seng Joe Lim currently works at the Department of Food Sciences, The National University of Malaysia. He is currently the Head of Innovation Centre for Confectionery Technology. Seng Joe does research in Functional Food Ingredients. Their current projects are 'Edible Bird Nest Hydrolysate', 'Seaweed Polysaccharides', and 'Tropical Fruits Vinegars'.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - April 2016
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Position
  • Post-doctoral
Description
  • Post-doctoral mobility programme under the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Project ALFABET
August 2013 - present
The National University of Malaysia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
July 2010 - September 2014
The National University of Malaysia
Field of study
  • Food Science
July 2006 - May 2010
The National University of Malaysia
Field of study
  • Food Science & Nutrition

Publications

Publications (64)
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Neurodegenerative diseases are often associated with the accumulation of oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Edible bird’s nest (EBN) is a glycoprotein (sialylated mucin glycopeptides) found to be beneficial against neurodegenerative diseases. Antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic properties of EBN in preserving neuronal cells we...
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The swiftlet’s nest is an edible bird’s nest (EBN) produced from dried gelatinized saliva secreted by swiftlets during the breeding season. It is widely used in industries for its high nutritional values and health benefits. However, the utilization of ESN is restricted due to its physicochemical properties, such as insolubility. The recently inven...
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The bioplastic industry's demand for D-lactic acid is increasing due to the widespread use of polylactic acid (PLA). Presently, D-lactic acid production exploits lignocellulosic biomass as carbon sources for fermentation gaining major attention. Mature coconut husk (MCH) and young coconut husk (YCH) hydrolysates were used as fermentation broth for...
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This study was conducted to recover edible bird’s nest (EBN) hydrolysates from different grades of EBN, including the industrial by-products, using enzymatic treatment. The nutrient, physicochemical properties and antioxidant activities of the recovered hydrolysates at different hydrolysis times were evaluated. Results showed that the recovery yiel...
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Edible bird's nest (EBN) is a salivary secretion of swiftlets which consist of protein and carbohydrate rich glycoproteins. This natural ingredient is very valuable, nutritional and medically valuable. The EBN industry have grown rapidly and benefited the Malaysian economy, hence, it is viewed seriously and it is actively supported by the governmen...
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Fucoxanthin is an algae-specific xanthophyll of aquatic carotenoid. It is prevalent in brown seaweed because it functions as a light-harvesting complex for algal photosynthesis and photoprotection. Its exceptional chemical structure exhibits numerous biological activities that benefit human health. Due to these valuable properties, fucoxanthin’s po...
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Edible bird’s nest (EBN) hydrolysates have been proven to exhibit enhanced bioactivities. However, being a macromolecule, fractions with different molecular weights would have different properties and bioactivities. Hence, this research was aimed to determine the chemical properties and antioxidant activities of freeze-dried (EBNFD) and spray-dried...
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Alpinia mutica Roxb. (Zingiberaceae), juga dikenali sebagai halia hutan ialah sejenis tumbuhan yang kaya dengan sumber bahan bioaktif, berupaya menentang sel kanser dan berpotensi untuk bertindak sebagai agen antioksidan. Kajian ini dijalankan untuk mengkaji kesan kaedah pengeringan (pengeringan ketuhar (PK) dan sejuk beku (PB)) serta penggunaan ca...
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Lactic acid has become one of the most important chemical substances used in various sectors. Its global market demand has significantly increased in recent years, with a CAGR of 18.7% from 2019 to 2025. Fermentation has been considered the preferred method for producing high-purity lactic acid in the industry over chemical synthesis. However, the...
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Sialic acids are a group of nine-carbon α-keto acids. Sialic acid exists in more than 50 forms, with the natural types discovered as N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac), deaminoneuraminic acid (2-keto-3-deoxy-nonulononic acid or Kdn), and N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc). Sialic acid level varies depending on the source, where edible bird’s nest (EB...
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Functional food is a type of food which delivers additional or enhanced benefits over and above its basic nutritional value. Over the years, research efforts on functional food led to the global interest on translating research outcomes to address health issues and medical needs. Malaysia, as a developing country, blessed with abundant natural reso...
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Mature coconut husk (MCH) and young coconut husk (YCH) are abundantly generated as a by-product from coconut-based industry, which eventually lead to environmental pollution. However, the lignocellulose content in both types of coconut husk has the potential to be exploited as feedstock by way of biochemical processes through the concept of biorefi...
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Objective The objective of this study was to characterize the structure, physicochemical and toxicity properties of Dioscorea Pentaphylla tuber’s starch. Methods Starch was extracted from Dioscorea Pentaphylla tuber’s and analyzed to determine their properties such as pH, water binding capacity, solubility, swelling power, chemical composition, th...
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Background Edible swiftlet's nest (ESN) is dried gelatinized saliva secreted by swiftlets during the breeding season. The ESN has been widely consumed as a food and medicine since the ancient dynasty of China, particularly in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As a food with health-promoting effects, this made ESN a potential funct...
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Agro-industrial waste is a by-product of agriculture-based industries which are often rich in lignocellulosic materials and bioactive compounds. The management of these wastes is poorly regulated by the industries where it is commonly discarded in uncontrolled practices. Such activities have created an adverse effect on ecosystem and the economy as...
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The use of microalgae as an alternative source of biofuel production has become an emerging topic of interest in recent years. However, the main challenge in the microalgae downstream process lies in the separation of microalgae from the growth media (harvesting process). This study proposed the use of different organic flocculants, namely, cationi...
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This study presents the isolation of SNC from sago starch and its performance as proficient particle emulsifier. It highlights the impact of SNC on the stability and rheological properties of oil-in-water (o/w) emulsions. The percentage yield of the SNC obtained was equivalent to 25 ± 0.1% (w/w) with particle diameters ranging from 25 to 100 nm. A...
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Soursop (Annona muricata L.) is a highly perishable fruit and is often rejected by the market due to external injury or rapid aging process that leads to unacceptable senescence for further processing. A previous study has optimised the alcoholic fermentation of soursop to produce soursop wine using an alternative fermentative starter culture. Ther...
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Bioactive edible swiftlet's nest (ESN) sialylated-mucin (SiaMuc) hydrolysate is produced by alcalase hydrolysis. Enzymatic hydrolysis of ESN breakdown high-valued ESN SiaMuc-glycoprotein into bioactive SiaMuc-glycopeptide. This is a breakthrough for the issue of insolubility and low extraction rate in ESN, and even increases the bioavailability of...
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Xanthorrhizol (XNT), is a bioactive compound found in Curcuma xanthorrhiza Roxb. This study aimed to determine the potential targets of the XNT via computational target fishing method. This compound obeyed Lipinski’s and Veber’s rules where it has a molecular weight (MW) of 218.37 gmol ⁻¹ , TPSA of 20.23, rotatable bonds (RBN) of 4, hydrogen accept...
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Brown seaweeds are rich source of functional polysaccharides that exhibit various bioactivities. However, Malaysian seaweeds are under-utilised, leading to low revenue throughout the supply chain of the seaweed industry. The aims of this study were to extract the functional polysaccharides, namely fucoidan (F), laminaran (L) and alginate (A) from M...
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Edible Bird’s Nest (EBN) is perceived as a priced product due to the complexity and laborious cleaning process to remove impurities embedded in the bird’s nest. However, during this operation, huge amount of EBN waste, which contains mainly of feathers with glycoproteins attached, are discarded. This research was aimed to recover EBN glycopeptides...
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Costus plant is considered as a medicinal plant especially in therapeutic intervention. The current study reports the composition, phytochemical and antioxidant properties of red button ginger (Costus woodsonii) using sequential extraction. Solvents of different polarities (hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water) were used to sequentially extrac...
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The mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) is a common edible insect in many countries. However, the impact of thermal processing, especially regarding Thai silkworm powder, is poorly known. We, therefore, determined the optimum time for treatment in hot water and subsequent drying temperatures in the production of silkworm powder. The silkworms expose...
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Previous studies indicated that enzymatic hydrolysis of edible bird's nest (EBN) glycoproteins to glycopeptides resulted in higher bioactivities than raw EBN. However, a drying process is necessary to remove water after hydrolysis to increase the shelf-life and broaden its application. The current work was carried out to study the properties of EBN...
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This study was conducted to produce innovative mayonnaise by Carotino oil and subsequently to determine its effect on the oxidative stability as well as sensory acceptance. Mayonnaise sample was formulated by (a) Carotino oil (MC), (b) mixture of palm oil and Carotino oil (MCS), and (c) palm oil (MS)—as control. The samples were then undergone acce...
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Among the seafood items, Sea Cucumbers are one of those popular seafood products in the Chinese community, fetching with reasonable high pricing. A major issue with Sea Cucumber is the waste generated up to 30-40% waste. Sea Cucumber internal Organs (SCiO) and washed water, containing soluble components usually discarded as waste in the industry ha...
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BACKGROUND Processing of edible bird's nest (EBN) required extensive washing to remove impurities and produces huge amount of EBN co‐products, which contained mainly of feathers with glycoproteins attached, which are usually discarded. This study was conducted to recover the valuable EBN glycoproteins from the waste material. Enzymatic hydrolysis w...
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Edible bird’s nest (EBN), the swiftlet’s nest, has been consumed for centuries as a tonic or health food. The information upon the usage and benefits of the EBN are largely based on historical and observational reports since its discovery, until some were proven scientifically at recent times. Studies have been conducted on the major components of...
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Background: Wines are produced through alcoholic fermentation of suitable substrates, usually sugar (sugar cane, grapes) and carbohydrates (wheat, grain). However, the conventional alcoholic fermentation is limited by the inhibition of yeast by ethanol produced, usually at about 13-14%. Aside from that, soursop fruit is a very nutritious fruit, bu...
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Purpose Edible bird’s nest (EBN) has been considered as one of the nutritious foods and was also claimed to aid in digestion problems. Potential prebiotic of the EBN for gut health by the presence of glycan within the complex structure of the EBN glycoprotein to date has not been reported. The gut health can contribute to the overall consumers’ hea...
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One major factor shaping the composition and physiology of colon microbiota is the availability of glycans, most of which cannot be digested by enzymes encoded in the human genome. Gut microbiota can digest the indigestible glycans and further produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which serve as nutrients for colonocytes and other gut epithelial...
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Lentinula edodes or better known as Shiitake mushroom contains β-1,3;1,6-glucan as part of the cell wall components and studies have shown that it has the ability to enhance the immune system and work as anticancer. The aim of this study is to create potential strain of L. edodes with the high content of β-1,3;1,6-glucan, which has the potential fo...
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Edible bird nest (EBN) is a dried glutinous secretion from the salivary glands of swiftlet species commonly found in the Southeast Asian region, including Malaysia. It is consumed traditionally by the Chinese as food delicacy and also considered as an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine for its beneficial health effects. The aim of...
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A new dipeptide, (-)-glaciantarcin (1) and three known compounds, cyclo(-Pro-Gly) (2), 1-(2-deoxypentofuranosyl)-5-methyl-2,4(1H,3H)-pyrimidinedione (3) and vidarabine (Ara-A) (4), were isolated from Glaciozyma antarctica PI12, a cold-adapted yeast. The chemical structures were elucidated by FT-IR, NMR and mass spectrometry. The cytotoxicity and an...
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White pepper is the dried seeds obtained from pepper berries (Piper nigrum L.) after the removal of the pericarp. It has been widely used as seasoning and condiments in food preparation. Globally, white pepper fetches a higher price compared to black pepper due to its lighter colour, preferable milder flavour and pungency. Increasing global demand...
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This study was conducted to develop and optimise an alternative fermentation model system using mushrooms (Pleurotus pulmonarius and Volvariella volvacea) and yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as the starter cultures, while standard glucose solution was used as the substrate for fermentation. The optimisation was performed on two factors, fermentati...
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Fermentation has been long used as a method to produce beverage of various health benefits. In this research, ripe papaya (Carica papaya) was fermented through alcoholic fermentation using Saccharomyces cerevisiae, followed by acetous fermentation using Acetobacter spp. from mother of vinegar, to reduce wastage of this highly perishable Malaysian f...
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Fucoidan is a sulphated polysaccharide, made up mainly of L-fucose, which is found in brown seaweeds. Its chemical structure is diverse and depends on maturity, species and geographical location. The objective of this study was to elucidate the chemical structure of fucoidan from Cladosiphon okamuranus harvested in Japan. The fucoidan was subject t...
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Edible bird nest (EBN) is a powerful and nutritious food usually consumed by the Chinese Community and it is considered among the most expensive animal products which are made up by salivation of swiftlets (Aerodramus fuciphagus). The other 5% to 10% are made up of foreign matters such as feathers, faecal matter and dirt. The EBN is graded based on...
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The objective of this study was to determine the effect of extraction methods on the yield, fucose content and purity of fucoidan that had been isolated from brown seaweed, Sargassum sp. The extraction of fucoidan was carried out based on the factorial design assigned, which involved three different parameters including two types of extraction (aci...
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Fucoidan is a type of sulfated water-soluble polysaccharide extracted from brown seaweeds. It exhibits strong biological activities, including, antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor, anticoagulant, and antioxidant activities. This sulfated polysaccharide has very diverse chemical structures and compositions, which vary significantly depending on the...
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Vinegar is a liquid product that undergoes both alcoholic and acetous fermentation of sugar (carbohydrate) sources. Soursop (Annona muricata) is easily available in Malaysia throughout the year. However, it is also highly perishable and has a short shelf-life. Therefore, in this research, soursop was used in the production of vinegar, to increase i...
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Our previous studies on fucoidan from Malaysian brown seaweed, Sargassum binderi, found that it exhibited significant secondary anti-oxidative activity and showed non-toxicity. In order to exploit its health benefits, fucoidan-rich seaweed tea was developed in this study. A total of 4 different brewing time treatments were performed on Sargassum bi...
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Fucoidan is a unique marine algae derivative that exhibit many bioactivities. However, the distinct unpleasant odour limits its application in food products. In the present study, fucoidans were deodorised using three different methods; activated carbon, (Fac), ion exchange resin (Fresin) and calcium carbonate (FCaCO3). Subsequently, the effects of...
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Vinegars are liquid products produced from the alcoholic and subsequent acetous fermentation of carbohydrate sources. They have been used as remedies in many cultures and have been reported to provide beneficial health effects when consumed regularly. Such benefits are due to various types of polyphenols, micronutrients and other bioactive compound...
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Starch from Dioscorea pyrifolia tubers was characterized for its proximate composition, physicochemical properties and toxicity. This starch contains 44.47 ± 1.86% amylose, 4.84 ± 0.29% moisture, 0.88 ± 0.21% ash, 1.34 ± 0.11% proteins and 92.73 ± 0.48% carbohydrates. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis showed a type-C starch with a relative crystalli...
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The objective of this study was to determine the effects of extraction solvent on the fucose content in fucoidan that had been isolated from Sargassum sp., which is a type of brown seaweed that was harvested in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. There were three different solvents that were used in the extraction process in order to isolate the crude...
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Fucoidan is a biologically active polysaccharide that were made up of complex mixture of fucose, sulfate and uronic acid. This study was conducted to identify the volatile compositions of crude fucoidan and deodorized fucoidans extracted from brown seaweed Sargassum sp. (Fsar). The volatile compositions was also compared with a standard commercial...
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Vinegar is a liquid product that undergoes double fermentations, which are alcoholic and acetous fermentation. Sugar source was converted to ethanol in alcoholic fermentation, meanwhile ethanol was oxidised to acetic acid during acetous fermentation. Soursop (Annona muricata) was the starting material in this study, as it is easily available in Mal...
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Fucoidan is a sulphated polysaccharide that consists mainly of fucose, normally found in brown seaweeds. In this study, fucoidan was extracted from Sargassum binderi (Fsar) from Malaysia and subsequently characterised. The chemical characteristics of Fsar were found to be different than those of commercial food grade fucoidan (Fysk) and those of pr...
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Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide that consists mainly of fucose and is found in brown seaweeds. In this study, fucoidan was extracted from Sargassum binderi (Fsar) from Malaysia and subsequently characterized in terms of composition, structure and toxicology. It was found that the molecular weight, polydispersity index, monosaccharide profile...
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A survey regarding dietary intake and physical lifestyle among Residential College Students was conducted in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The objectives of study were to determine and evaluate student’s dietary intake and physical lifestyle in the campus which focus to Ungku Omar Residential College, one of the 12 Residential Colleges in U...
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This study was carried out to identify the pigment extracted from Malaysian brown seaweed, Sargassum binderi and its stability in various conditions. Pigments were extracted using methanol:chloroform:water (4:2:1, v/v/v), which is part of fucoidan extraction process, where the pigments were waste. Carotenoid and chlorophyll were found in the extrac...
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This research was done to compare the volatile compounds profile, physico-chemical characteristics and sensory evaluation between fresh, UHT and powdered coconut milk. Solid phase microextraction method (SPME) was used to extract volatile compounds from samples for analysis using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Volatile compounds prof...

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Project about edible bird's nest
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Anti-hyperglycemic effects of edible bird nest hydrolysate