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Spirulina platensis - A microalgae introduces itself

Spirulina platensis - A microalgae introduces itself

  • It took microalgae millions of year to produce the oxygen atmosphere, fossil fuels as well as the nutrition basis for animals and human beings.
  • The blue-green microalgae Spirulina has been living on our planet for about 2.5 billion years and is classified among the primitive biological forms as so-called survivors.
  • The natural habitat of Spirulina are lakes in Central Africa, Central America as well as Asia with high salt and soda contents.
  • Spirulina is one of the most widespread microalgae on the market. About 3,000 tonnes of Spirulina biomass per year are sold on the health market alone which has its key centres in the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe.

Spirulina contains a natural concentration of vital (essential) substances, i.e. of substances which cannot even be synthesized by the human body and have to be assimilated with daily food.

Spirulina is a healthy supplement which is easy to digest, contains a high level of valuable natural substances, such as amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, mineral substances and trace elements.

The IGV Institut für Getreideverarbeitung GmbH developed a pallet of foodstuffs using Spirulina which currently comprises the following products:

  • Spirulina Biscuits
  • Spirulina Dressing
  • Spirulina Noodles
  • Spirulina Drinking Powder
  • Spirulina Fruit Yoghurt
  • Spirulina Pastilles

IGV GmbH. For over 20 years an experienced team of scientists has been working in the field of biotechnology with microalgae with the aim of enabling solutions for the use of microalgae in the branches: nutrition, cosmetics, animal food, medicine and environment. The microalgae produced according to the IGV procedures are manufactured under defined and controlled conditions and are subject to constant stringent quality assurance controls in the in-house accredited laboratory.


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