Nutrient data for Spirulina

Nutrient data for Spirulina

CCRES Spirulina, raw

Nutrient Unit Value per 100.0g
Proximates
Water g 90.67
Energy kcal 26
Protein g 5.92
Total lipid (fat) g 0.39
Carbohydrate, by difference g 2.42
Fiber, total dietary g 0.4
Sugars, total g 0.30
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 12
Iron, Fe mg 2.79
Magnesium, Mg mg 19
Phosphorus, P mg 11
Potassium, K mg 127
Sodium, Na mg 98
Zinc, Zn mg 0.20
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.9
Thiamin mg 0.222
Riboflavin mg 0.342
Niacin mg 1.196
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.034
Folate, DFE µg 9
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE µg 3
Vitamin A, IU IU 56
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.49
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 2.5
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.135
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.034
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.106

CCRES Spirulina, dried

Nutrient Unit Value per 100.0g cup
112g
tablespoon
7g
Proximates
Water g 4.68 5.24 0.33
Energy kcal 290 325 20
Protein g 57.47 64.37 4.02
Total lipid (fat) g 7.72 8.65 0.54
Carbohydrate, by difference g 23.90 26.77 1.67
Fiber, total dietary g 3.6 4.0 0.3
Sugars, total g 3.10 3.47 0.22
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 120 134 8
Iron, Fe mg 28.50 31.92 2.00
Magnesium, Mg mg 195 218 14
Phosphorus, P mg 118 132 8
Potassium, K mg 1363 1527 95
Sodium, Na mg 1048 1174 73
Zinc, Zn mg 2.00 2.24 0.14
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 10.1 11.3 0.7
Thiamin mg 2.380 2.666 0.167
Riboflavin mg 3.670 4.110 0.257
Niacin mg 12.820 14.358 0.897
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.364 0.408 0.025
Folate, DFE µg 94 105 7
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE µg 29 32 2
Vitamin A, IU IU 570 638 40
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 5.00 5.60 0.35
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0 0 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 25.5 28.6 1.8
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 2.650 2.968 0.186
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.675 0.756 0.047
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 2.080 2.330 0.146
Cholesterol mg 0 0 0

CCRES special thanks to US National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

CCRES ALGAE PROJECT
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Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES)

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5 thoughts on “Nutrient data for Spirulina

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    Algae cultivation begins in four 50 square meter inoculation ponds. The inoculation ponds provide an intermediate steps to produces enough algae culture to inoculate or seed in the production ponds.
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    CCRES will demonstrate a process for capturing and reusing CO2 generated from a small, industrial coal-powered source by using algae grown in an open pond system.
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  4. Worldwide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human activity have reached 33 billion tons annually. The use of new technologies for the capture, separation, and reuse of CO2 will reduce the effect of industrial activity on global climate. Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES)
    actively seeks to encourage the development of practical technologies to capture and convert CO2 into beneficial products without adversely influencing energy use or hindering economic growth.
    One such promising technology is the use of CO2 to promote the growth of algae that can be used to produce biofuels. During photosynthesis, algae and other photosynthetic organisms capture CO2 and sunlight and convert it into oxygen and biomass. Up to 99 percent of the carbon dioxide in solution can be converted in large-scale open-pond systems. Croatian Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CCRES) want to advance the emerging algae biofuels industry.
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  5. Spirulina provides the body with the proper nutrients it needs so it can heal itself. The human body is perfectly capable of healing itself if it is provided with the necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients it needs. Spirulina contains more bio-chelated organic iron than any other whole-food. Bio-chelated means that the iron will easily be assimilated into the body. It is rich in raw protein. Spirulina is a single celled blue green algae that contains 10 vitamins, 8 #minerals, and 18 amino acids (essential and non-essential). It contains a complete #protein of 65-71%, that is 12-15 times more protein than steak and is 5 times easier to digest than meat or soy protein. Spirulina has 58 times the iron of raw spinach and 28 times that of raw beef liver. It contains more beta-carotene than any other whole food. Beta-carotene determines how our cells communicate with one another.

    Its minerals and vitamins are naturally bio-chelated, meaning they are wrapped in amino-acids for excellent assimilation by the body. It contains over 100 synergistic nutrients and is nature’s richest and most complete source of total organic nutrition. Spirulina is a completely natural, and therefore a superior approach to nutrition. It also has many beneficial enzymes. Spirulina has a rare essential fatty acid, gamma-linolenic acid (#GLA) that is a key to good health. GLA found in mother’s milk helps develop healthy babies. Studies show nutritional deficiencies can block GLA production in your body, so a good dietary source of GLA can be important. Spirulina is the only source other than natural mother’s milk to have GLA. GLA is an essential fatty acid that has been shown very helpful in the relief of joint pain.
    Spirulina is a whole-food; not a concentrate, not an extract.

    #Spirulina is a balanced, natural whole food.

    The benefits of Spirulina extend beyond simply providing an increase in energy.

    Spirulina is a food supplement that helps with cholesterol, #DNA repair, cellular communication, and more.
    Spirulina supports the immune system.
    • The benefit of spirulina for the immune system is a result of these active constituents – polysaccharides, beta carotene, and phycocyanin.

    • Increases the efficiency of cellular communications

    • Helps in the repair of DNA

    • Many people taking spirulina find they have more energy

    • Heart benefits of spirulina include an improvement in the functioning of heart arteries.
    Other benefits include:

    • Improvements in colon regularity. The benefit of Spirulina extends to its capacity to help control the ‘bad’ bacteria like e.coli and the yeast overgrowth of #candida. Yet, it also encourages the good bacteria, which is important for our capacity to absorb nutrients, and make others, such as some of the B #vitamins in the #colon. #CCRES #ALGAE TEAM

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