Spirulina

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SPIRULINA

PRODUCT CODE: N/S/0419
PARAMETERS GRADE 1 GRADE 2 GRADE 3 GRADE 4
PROTEIN ( % ) 60 – 69% 60 – 69 % 60 – 65 % 60 – 65 %
MOISTURE ( % ) 2.5 % – 6 % 3 % – 6 % 3 % – 6 % 3 % – 6 %
COLOUR DARK GREEN DARK GREEN BLUE GREEN BLUE GREEN
BULK DENSITY ( GM / CC ) 0.40 – 0.99 0.40 – 0.99 0.45 – 0.65 0.45 – 0.60
TOTAL CAROTENOIDS
( MCG / GM )
> 3500 2500 – 3500 1500 – 2500 175 – 900
BETA CAROTENE
( MCG / GM )
> 1500 1000 – 1500 700 – 1250 90 – 400
CRUDE PHYCOCYANIN (%) > 13 % 10% – 13 % 5% – 8% 2% – 6%
TOTAL PHEOPHORBIDE (%) < 0.12 < 0.12 *
EXISTING PHEOPHORBIDE (%) < 0.08 < 0.08 *
CHLOROPHYLL ‘A’ (%) > 1.25 % 1% – 1.25 % 0.2% – 0.5% 0.2% – 0.5%
STANDARD PLATE COUNT ( / GM ) < 50,000 < 10,000 < 100,000 *
LIGHT FILTH ( / 50 GM ) < 150 < 150 < 150 *
YEAST & MOULD ( / G) < 100 < 100 < 100 *
COLIFORM NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE
E-COLI NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE
SALMONELLA NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE
SHIGELLA NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE
STAPHYLOCOCCUS NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE NEGATIVE

Description : Spirulina is a natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available. It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and is typically recommended to vegetarians for its high natural iron content. It is often touted for its high B-12 content, though there is a lot of debate about if this particular form is a complete and absorbable form of B-12 and I don’t recommend it completely in place of animal products. The high concentration of protein and iron also makes it ideal during pregnancy, after surgery, or anytime the immune system needs a boost.

Spirulina Health Benefits :

1. Easy to Digest Protein: Because its cell walls have no cellulose, spirulina’s protein is 85%-95% digestible. This percentage is higher than that of any other common plant! Spirulina really packs a protein punch with 16 grams of protein per serving. It also contains all 9 essential amino acidsneeded to build proteins, which repair muscle tissue, improve metabolism and prevent hunger.

2. Antioxidant Powerhouse: Spirulina has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of over 24,000, which is four times the ORAC score of blueberries! The ORAC score measures the antioxidant concentration in foods.

3. Nutrient-Dense: Spirulina powder also contains a wide range of minerals, from iron and calcium to potassium and zinc. Amino acids play a key role in our body’s ability to efficiently use these minerals – and spirulina contains all 9 essential amino acids!

4. Potential Weight Loss Benefits: A study from NYU’s School of Medicine found that spirulina may help support weight loss goals. The research suggests that taking spirulina supplements is an effective way to lose weight.