Nutrient value

Spirulina is 100% natural product that consists a wide variety of nutrients and supplements, thus it is considered an enriched supplement.

 

It contains a wide variety of essential nutrients such as vitamins, metals, trace elements and unsaturated fatty acids with a high protein content (55-70%).

   Did you know that… spirulina is a source of β-carotene and vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)?

Spirulina has a high concentration of vitamin B12 found in animal food products thus making a suitable source for the vitamin intake for vegetarians.

 

Precisely spirulina consists of:

Protein: Essential Amino acids: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine. Not essential amino acids: Histidine, Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine and Tyrosine.

Metals/Trace Elements: Calcium (Ca), Phosphorus (P), Calcium (K), Sodium (Na), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Magnesium (Mg), Copper (Cu), Chromium (Cr), Selenium (Se).

Vitamins: beta carotene (Provitamin A), Vitamin B Complex (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid), Vitamin E.

Fatty Acids: Mainly polyunsaturated fatty acids including γ-Linolenic Acid (GLA), α-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Linoleic Acid (LA).

The complete nutritional profile of Spirulina PLATENSIS is displayed in the following tables

Main nutrients of spirulina

Per 100 gPer 3 gRecommended daily intake (per adult)
Energy319kcal
1332kJ
9.6kcal
40kJ
2000kcal (8351kj)
Proteins (g)651.9501g/kg body mass
Total Fat (g)3.70.10925-35% of the overall energy intake
Whereas:
Saturated Fatty Acids (mg)1032.2030.99625-35% of the overall energy intake
Unsaturated (mg)205.96.18015-20% of the overall energy intake
Polyunsaturated
Fatty Acids Ω-3 (mg)
311.29.3400,6-1,2% of the overall energy intake
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Ω-6 (mg)
2099.162.9705-10% of the overall energy intake
Carbs (g)8.40.252
Sugar (g)<0.5<0.015
Fibres (g)6.90.207

 

Vitamins

Per 100 gPer 3 gRecommended daily intake (per adult)
Provitamin A
(carotene) (μg)
10026,6300.8 (*37.6%**)800 μg for Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
(Thiamine HCl) (mg)
5.30.16 (14.5%*)1mg
Vitamin B2
(Riboflavin) (mg)
2.440.07 (5%*)Men 1,3 mg
Women 1,1 mg
Vitamin B3
(Niacin) (mg)
10.80.32 (2%*)Men 16 mg
Women 14 mg
Vitamin B5
(Pantothenic Acid) (mg)
1.070.03 (0.5%*)10mg
Vitamin B6
(Pyridoxine) (μg)
54916.47 (1%*)2mg
Vitamin B8
(Biotin) (μg)
441.32 (2.5%*)150-300mg
Vitamin B9
(Folic Acid) (μg)
82724.81 (12.5%*)200μg
Vitamin B12
(Cyanocobalamin) (μg)
1825.46 (218%*)2μg
Vitamin E (mg)7.780.23 (2%*)15mg
Inositol (mg)8.240.251g

* Recommended daily intake
** Taking into consideration that 6 μg of Provitamin A are being converted daily into 1μg of vitamin A.

Essential Amino Acids

Per 100 gPer 3 gRecommended daily intake (per adult)
Isoleucine (g)3.410.102
Leucine (Leu) (g)5.290.159
Lysine (Lys) (g)2.70.081
Methionine (Met) (g)0.780.023
Phenylalanine (Phe) (g)2.80.084
Threonine (Thr) (g)2.980.089
Tryptophan (Trp) (g)1.160.035
Valine (Val) (g)3.660.110

Non-essential Amino Acids

Per 100 gPer 3 gRecommended daily intake (per adult)
Histidine (His) (g)0.930.028
Alanine (Ala) (g)4.920.148
Arginine (Arg) (g)4.070.122
Aspartic Acid (Asp) (g)5.660.170
Cystine (g)0.180.005
Glutamic Acid (Glu) (g)8.050.242
Glycine (Gly) (g)3.080.092
Proline (Pro) (g)2.310.069
Serine (Ser) (g)2.870.086
Tyrosine (Tyr) (g)2.730.082

Metals & Trace Elements

Per 100 gPer 3 gRecommended daily intake (per adult)
Calcium (Ca) (mg)1028.330.85 (4%*)800mg
Iron (Fe) (mg)50.41.51 (11%*)14mg
Phosphorus (P) (mg)1374.841.24 (6%*)800mg
Iodine (I) (μg)220.66 (0.4%*)150μg
Magnesium (Mg) (g)598.817.96 (5%*)300mg
Zinc (Zn) (mg)6.50.195 (2%*)15mg
Selenium (Se) (μg)591.77 (3%*)65μg
Copper (Cu) (μg)81024.3 (2.5%*)1,2mg
Manganese (Mn) (g)5.30.16 (8%*)4,6mg
Chromium (Cr) (μg)1103.3 (8%*)25μg
Potassium (K) (g)155846.75 (2.5%*)3,1g
Boron (B) (μg)119035.70
Cobalt (Co) (μg)3522.68
Sodium (Na) (mg)75622.683-4g

* Recommended daily intake

Fatty Acids

Per 100 gPer 3 gRecommended daily intake (per adult)
γ-linolenic (C18:3) (mg)1960.458.81
α-linolenic (C18:3) (mg)311.29.341,1-1,16g
Linolenic (C18:2) (mg)138.74.16
Palmitic (C16:0) (mg)735.322.06
Oleic (C18:1) (mg)157.34.72
Myristic (C14:0) (mg)85.92.58
Caprylic (C10:0) (mg)61.21.84
Lauric (C12:0) (mg)59.31.78
Palmitoleic (C16:1) (mg)48.61.46
Stearic (C18:0) (mg)48.31.45
Arachidic (C20:0) (mg)42.21.27

 

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