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spirulina
Cultivation
Quality & Specification
Nutrition Facts

Introduction to spirulina:

Spirulina, also called blue-green algae, belongs to cyanophyta, Cyanophyceae. Due to the primitive simple cell structure, it is the earliest photosynthetic creature existing for more than 3.5 billion years. As a low-grade creature, they are kind of uni-cellular or multi-cellular protonema, known for its state of being spiral model under the microscope. With no colloid sheath on the surface, it cannot be easily attached by the microorganisms. With bubbles in the cell, it has good floating feature. There is no taper roof for the cell or filament, and the cross wall is not obvious. The top cell is round without incrassation on the shelltfacesltell, along with the possibility of mass propagation, thus forming water bloom.

Spirulina is also a kind of photosynthetic autotrophs creature, of which its cell contains photosynthetic synusia (thylakoid), vitamin, crude protein, crude fat, carbohydrate and carotene, etc. Spirulina contains rich protein of about 60-70%, with reasonable amino acid, especially rich carotenoid, vitamin B12, iron and linoleic acid.

Edibleness of spirulina:

With rich protein of 60%-70%, spirulina has rich nutrition. 1g of spirulina equals 1kg of vegetables and fruits, and also it contains eight essential amino acid. Due to its structure, creatures can have the absorption rate of over 75%.

Research shows that adults having 8 g spirulina can have all the essential amino acid and vitamin. Generally, to keep healthy, people can at least have 3-5 g of spirulina, especially before breakfast. To be healthier, you can have more, and patient undergoing chemotherapy can have 10-15 g, three times a day.

Application of spirulina in aquaculture

At present, spirulina industry has gained fast development. Through constant technology upgrading, the cost has decreased, which can benefit the development and application of both aquaculture and feed.

Spirulina can be widely applied in aquaculture, mainly because:

1.Small particle diameter with the width of 5-10 um and length of 200-500um. During the application, the number will usually exceed 120, and the powder cannot be easily submerge and affect the water quality.

2.Besides the rich nutrition, spirilina also has reasonable constituting elements. Many unsaturated fattyacids, such as γ-linolenic acid can promote the animal breeding and growth, and thereby improving the survival rate and transformation rate of larval. Especially for the high carotenoid content, which mainly containsβ- beta carotene and leaf yellow acid, which can be transformed into astaxanthin and spot chela xanthine through metabolism. Meanwhile, carotenoid is the precursor of vitamin A, which can transform into vitamin A at any time, thus enhancing the cell tenacity and activity of free radical, thus enhancing the resistance to bacteria and other mould fungi diseases.

 ITEMS SPECIFICATIONS
Appearance Fine green powder
Flavor andodor Mild like seaweed
Impurities Without impurities under microscope.
Moisture ≤ 8.0%
Protein ≥ 60%
Ash ≤ 8.0%
Main nutrition facts/ 100g
Phycocynin ≥ 10.0g
Chlorophyll ≥ 0.5g
Total Carotenoids ≥ 0.3g
Heavy metals test
Arsenic ≤ 1.0 PPM
Lead ≤ 2.0 PPM
Cadmium ≤ 0.1 PPM
Mercury ≤ 0.1 PPM
Microbiological test
Total plate count ≤ 100,000cfu/g
Yeast & Mold ≤ 300cfu/g
Salmonella Negaive/10g
E. Coli Negative/10g
Coliforms ≤ 10cfu/g
Staphylococcus Negative/10g
Others
Particle size 100% through 80mesh
Bulk density 0.5g/ml
Excipient None
Natural or artificial color None
Microcystins ≤ 1.0PPB
Benzopyrene ≤ 1.0PPB

Package: 

Organic Spirulina Powder
Inside: PE bag + Aluminum foil bag 
Outside: 25kg net cardboard drum 
Organic Spirulina Tablets
Inside: 5×5kg net aluminum foil bag 
Outside: 25kg net cardboard drum 

 

Storage: Store in cool & dry place at room temperature in a sealed container. Keep away from strong & direct light.
Shelf life: Two years when properly stored.
The nutrition facts of Spirulina/100g
GENERAL COMPOSITION  g/100g
Protein 60.0-65.0
Fat 1.0-5.0
Ash 5.0-9.0
Moisture 4.0-8.0
Total Carbohydrates 23.0-30.0
Total Dietary Fiber 10.0-15.0
Energy(KJ/100g) 1200-1800
MAIN NUTRITION FACTS mg/100g
Total Carotenoids 300-650
Beta Carotene 80-200
Chlorophyll 600-1500
Phycocyanin 8000-13000
FATTY ACIDS  mg/100g
Myristic Acid 10-30
Palmitic Acid 2000-2500
Palmitoleic acid 600-1000
Stearic Acid 10-50
Oleic Acid 100-200
Linoleic Acid 750-1200
Gamma-Linolenic Acid 1000-1500
DHA 700-1000
MINERALS  mg/100g
Calcium 100-200
Phosphorous 1000-1500
Magnesium 300-500
Iron 35-60
Sodium 900-1200
Potassium 1400-2000
Zinc 1.0-3.0
Copper 0.1-0.3
Manganese 2.0-5.0
Chromium 0.1-0.3
Selenium 10-30
VITAMINS mg/100g
Vitamin A 100-200
Vitamin B1 1.5-4.0
Vitamin B2 3.0-5.0
Vitamin B6 0.5-0.7
Vitamin B12 0.05-0.2
Vitamin E 5.0-20

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