SPIRULINE

SPIRULINE

Spirulina arthrospira platensis:food of cells

Spirulina contains virtually all components of an ideal complete food: proteins in considerable proportion, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, pigments, trace elements and essential fatty acids. Moreover, unlike some other algae, it is easily edible

Protein

Spirulina is particularly rich in plant proteins (55% to 70% of its weight), a very exceptional value. It is its main component. The best sources of vegetable protein are only half of these, soy meal, for example, contains 35% protein

From a qualitative point of view, Spirulina proteins are complete because they contain all the essential amino acids (47% of the total weight of proteins)

Vitamins

The natural source vitamins found in spirulina are the following per 100 g: • ß-carotene: 212 mg, • B1: 3.5 mg, • B2: 4.0 mg, • B12: 350 mcg, • E: 10.0 mg

The β-carotene content is exceptional, it is 30 times higher than for the carrot. The bioavailability of spirulina carotenoids has been demonstrated in several clinical studies

The vitamin B12 (cobalamin) content is also exceptional. This vitamin is by far the most difficult to obtain in a diet without meat because no common vegetable contains it. Spirulina is 4 times richer than raw liver, long given as its best source. A dose of 4g / day of dried spirulina is sufficient to cover all the vitamin B12 requirements

Spirulina also contains vitamin E, in proportions comparable to wheat germ, which is recognized as an excellent source of vitamin E. The main antioxidant vitamins in spirulina are ß-carotene, other carotenoids and vitamin E. They protect our cells from the aggression of free radicals (anti-aging effect)

Minerals

Especially interesting minerals in the composition of spirulina are iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus

Spirulina is an important source of iron (20 times higher than wheat germ)

Iron is a mineral found mainly in foods of animal origin such as meat, offal and fish). It is of great interest to vegetarians, sportsmen, pregnant women and adolescents in the growth phase. The availability of the iron contained in Spirulina has been demonstrated

Standard analysis for 100g of spirulina

Vegetable proteins:63.0g, Carbohydrates:22.0g, Lipids:2.2g, Minerals:8g, Fibers:7g, Chlorophyll:600mg, Vitamin[A(beta-carotene):212mg, E:10mg, B1:3.5mg, B2:4mg, B3:13mg, B5:2mg, B6:6mg, B8:0.005mg, B9:0.05mg, B12:0.35mg], Calcium:1000mg, Phosphorus:800mg, Magnesium:400mg, Iron:58mg, Zinc:3mg, Copper:1.2mg, Manganese:5mg, Chromium:0.3mg, Potassium:1400mg, Gamma linoleic acid:1000mg

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