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Composition of Spirulina

Composition of Spirulina
Nutrients Compositions
Protien About 60%
Carbohydrate About 14%
Lipids About 6%
Chlorophyll About 1%
Amino Acids(essentials) Protien percent in Spirulina Protien percent in Egg FAO Standard proteins
Isoleucine 6.4 5.8 4.0
Leucine 10.4 9.0 7.0
Lysine 4.5 6.7 5.5
Methionine 2.2 3.0 5.5*
Phenylalanine 5.4 5.3 6.0
Threonine 5.4 5.3 4.0
Tryptophane 1.5 1.8 1.0
Valine 7.5 7.2 5.0
* includes cystine
Table from Busson, F., Spirulina
platensis (Gom) Geitler et. Spirulina geitleri, J.Dr Toni, Cynophycées Alimentaires, Armée Française, Service de Santé, Parc de Pharo, Marseill,1971.
Carbohydrates Per 100 grams
Rhamnose 9.0
Glucane 1.5
Phosphorylated Cyclitols 2.5
Glucosamine Muramic acid 2.0
Glycogen 0.5
Salic acid and others 0.5
Lipids (Principal Ones) mg/Kg
Palmitic acid (saturated fatty acid) 16-,500 to 21,141
Linolenic acid (unsaturated FA) 10,920 to 13,784
Gamma linoleic acid (omega 6) 8,750 to 11,970
Alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) 699 to 7,000
Beta sitosterol 30 to 97
Beta carotene average 1,700
Vitamins mg/Kg
Biotin 0.4
Cyanocobalmin ( B12 ) 0.45 ( analogs not included )
Delta-calcium Panthothenate 11.0
Folic acid 0.5
Inositol 350
Nicotinic acid ( PP ) 118
Pyridoxine ( B6 ) 3
Riboflavine ( B2 ) 40
Thiamin ( B1 ) 55
Tocopherol ( E ) 190
Ascorbic acid ( C ) 90

Source: IIMSAM Spirulina Pledge
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