• Spirulina

Spirulina

Characteristic properties

  • Has the highest protein content of all naturally occurring foods
  • Contains all essential amino acids and high-quality protein
  • Contains a broad range of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B12

Areas of application

Foods

  • Used as a nutritional supplement because of the high concentration of nutrients
  • Spirulina pigments are used as blue dyes in the food industry
  • Processed as a nutrient-rich ingredient in pasta, fruit bars, beverage powders, etc.
Contact
Dennis Torbeck

Mr. Dennis Torbeck
Fon: +49  421 5239-46396
Fax: +49  421 5239-46301
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Cosmetics

  • Used as a revitalizing and antioxidant component in anti-aging cosmetics and in thalassotherapy
Contact
Barbe Volbert

Ms. Barbe Volbert
Phone: +49  421 5239-46331
Fax: +49  421  5239-46376
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Pharmaceuticals

  • Raw material for obtaining phycobiliproteins as florescent markers in the area of diagnostics
Contact
Juri Davidoff

Mr. Juri Davidoff
Phone: +49 421 5239-46389
Fax: +49 421 5239-46287
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Veterinary/animal nutrion/animal care

  • Spirulina is used as a protein source in various pet foods such as cat food and fish food
  • Used as food for aquariums because it contains pigments
  • Used as a base for horse feed
Contact
Arne Schwoge

Mr. Arne Schwoge
Phone: +49  421 5239-46333
Fax: +49  421 5239-46375 
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Background

Spirulina (Spirulina platensis) is a genus of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, which is capable of performing photosynthesis. It is naturally found in Central America, South East Asia, Africa and Australia in flat, subtropical waters with a high salt content. The alga is primarily obtained from controlled aquaculture.

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