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- Vitamins: B-vitamins refer to a group of water soluble vitamins that are required for energy production as well as formation of red blood cells. Spirulina is a good source of B-vitamins and it contains an exceptionally high amount of vitamin B-12. It also contains vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine) and B9 (folic acid). Other vitamins found in these algae include Vitamin, K, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and Vitamin A. The level of vitamin E in Spirulina is comparable to that of wheat germ and it possesses 4 times as much vitamin B12 as raw lever.
- Protein: Spirulina comprises of at least 60% protein. A 112 gram serving provides approximately 64 grams of protein. 83% to 90% of this is digestible because, unlike yeast and chlorella, these algae do not have cellulose walls. It has a high net protein utilization ratio (NPU) of 53% to 61%. The high protein efficiency ratio (PER) of Spirulina indicates that your body is efficiently able to use the amino acids. Protein makes up 15% of the body’s weight and is a vital nutrient for healthy growth
- Beta-Carotene:Beta-carotene is a pigment belonging to the carotenoid family and is widely known for its antioxidant properties. It is mostly found in fruits and vegetables, imparting red, orange or yellow color to them. A half cup of dried Spirulina provides about 342 mg of beta carotene.
Essential Fatty Acids:
- Essential Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids are also known as good fats. Since these fats are not produced within the body, they have to be provided from the food sources that contain them. Their main function is to produce prostaglandins that control the body functions like heart rate, blood pressure, fertility and immune system function.
- Spirulina contains 4% to 7% essential fatty acids such as
- gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
- alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
- linolenic acid (LA),
- stearidonic acid (SDA)
- eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
- docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
- arachidonic acid (AA).
- Minerals: Spirulina is rich in minerals required for the body’s daily activities. These minerals are calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron and phosphorus. They aid in metabolism, maintain water balance and improve bone health. Its calcium, phosphorus and magnesium content are similar to that of milk.
- Carbohydrates: Spirulina has only 15% to 20% of carbohydrate content. It also contains 18 different amino acids.