From 0.1 millimetres – i.e. invisible to the naked eye – up to 1.8 metres, i.e. the size of a person: the microscopic and macroscopic algae in our range are diverse in their size as well as in many other regards. Traditionally, algae are known to provide essential minerals such as magnesium and potassium, as well as trace elements such as iodine. In recent years, however, they have also been gaining importance as vegan alternatives to fish oils.
Because: some algae have very high levels of longer-chain omega-3 fatty acids which have a positive effect on the animal and human cardiovascular system and are involved in many metabolic processes. Here, algae varieties generally produce the fatty acids in a less balanced combination; the proportion of DHA-rich algae types currently still predominates. An oil with a DHA content of more than 40% can be obtained from the microscopic algae Schizochytrium sp., for example. Other microscopic algae such as Spirulina have a high protein, vitamin and essential amino acid content.
Environmental benefits of algae
Algae naturally have many environmental benefits, because farming them usually requires no feed, little or no fertiliser and no use of pharmaceuticals. The microscopic algae for our products are predominantly cultivated in aquaculture in so-called ponds. We also offer you multiple microscopic and macroscopic algae in certified organic quality. Wild gathering of macroscopic algae is also sustainable and can be managed with little impact on the marine environment.