Spirulina (Arthrospira Platensis)

Analysis of Spirulina

General Composition

Protein 53-62%

Carbohydrates 17-25%

Lipids 4-6%

Minerals 8-13%

Moisture 3-6%

Minerals


Calcium 10 mg

Magnesium 15 mg

Iron 6.5 mg

Phosphorus 33 mg

Potassium 60 mg

Sodium 30 mg

Manganese 400 mg

Zinc 90 mg

Boron 22 mg

Copper 20 mg

Selenium 0.9 mcg

Iodine 1.5 mcg

Vitamins

Vitamin A (100% as Beta-Carotene) 11,250 IU

Vitamin B1 Thiamine 3.5 mcg

Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 140 mcg

Vitamin B3 Niacin 400 mcg

Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 30 mcg

Vitamin B12 Cobalamin 9.0 mcg

Vitamin E d-a-tocopherol 285 mcg

Inositol 1.7 mcg

Biotin 0.5 mcg

Folic Acid 6.2 mcg

Pantothenic Acid 4.5 mcg

Vitamin K1 60 mcg

Vitamin K2 15 mcg

Phytonutrients

Beta-Carotene 6.8 mg

Zeaxanthin 9 mg

Chlorophyll 30 mg

Total Carotenoids 15 mg

C-Phycocyanin 240 mg

Total Phycocyanins 519 mg

Superoxide Dismutase 1080 units

Fatty Acids (total 48 mg per gram)


Omega 6 family

Gamma Linolenic (GLA) 32 mg

Essential Linoleic 33 mg

Dihomogamma Linolenic 1.59 mg

Omega 3 Family

Alpha-Linolenic 0,0435 mg

Docosahexaenoic DHA 0.0435 mg

Monoenoic Family

Palmitoleic 5.94 mg

Oleic 0.51 mg

Erucic 0.072 mg

Other Fatty Acids


Palmitic Acid 61 mg

Myristic Acid 0.4 mg

Steric Acid 2.5 mg

Arachidonic 0.2 mg

Behenic Acid 0.144 mg

Lignoceric Acid 0.072 mg

Protein

Spirulina is a superior source of dietary protein – up to 60% highly digestible protein, containing all essential amino acids.

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Essential Amino Acids

  % of Total
  Mg per gram 
Isoleucine
 5.43
 32.6
 
Leucine
 8.15
 48.9
 
Lysine
 4.37
 26.2
 
Methionine
2.22 
 13.3
 
Phenylalanine
4.35 
 26.1
 

Threonine

 4.68
 28.1
 
Tryptophan
1.41 
 8.5
 
Valine
6.23 
 37.4
 
  Non-Essential Amino Acids
 
Alanine
 7.74
 46.6
 
Arginine
 7.94
 47.6
 
Aspartic Acid
 12.14
 72.8
 
Cystine
 0.93
 5.6
 
Glutamic Acid
 14.07
 84.4
 

Glycine

 5.32
 31.9
 

Histidine

 2.50
 15.0
 

Proline

 4.11
 24.7
 

Serine

 4.42
 26.5
 

Tyrosine

 3.97
 23.8
 

Total

 100.0
    600.0
 
Spirulina is also rich in source of enzymes, RNA DNA, sulfolipids, glycogen, and other potentially important nutrients.

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