Spirulina is also the commercial name for the species Arthrospira platensis (previously known as Spirulina platensis), which is cultivated around the world as a food source. It is a very rich source of nutrition. In fact, it was a staple of Aztec cuisine. The genus is also responsible for the flamingo's pink plumage.
It is currently popular as a health food in the U.S. and Europe, often taken as a dietary supplement in the form of powder or tablet.
Vegetarians and vegans should not rely on spirulina (among certain other foods) as a source of vitamin B12. See the B12 article for more information.
55 - 70 % protein.
Contains: vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin),
Minerals: calcium, manganese, iron, chromium, phosphorus, molybdenum, iodine, chloride, magnesium, sodium, zinc, potassium, selenium, germanium, copper, boron.
Contains: phycocyanin, chlorophyll, carotenoids.
Contains: myxoxanthophyll, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, echinenone and other xanthophylls.
gamma linolenic acid, glycolipids, sulfolipids, polysaccharides.
Amino acids: isoleucine, phenylalanine, leucine, threonine, lysine, tryptophan, methionine, valine, alanine, glycine, arginine, histidine, aspartic acid, proline, cystine, serine, glutamic acid, tyrosine.
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