Microalgae

Microalgae

Microalgae contains 100 times more beta-carotene than carrots, 50 times more iron than spinach, 10 times more calcium than milk, 5 times more chlorophyll than green leaves, 3 times more protein than fish and 2.5 times more than liver vitamin B 12, and contains essential omega-3 fatty acids. Microalgae also binds the toxins in your body, such as heavy metals and removes them effectively.

The origin of life

Algae are plants that live in water. You usually rough divide them into macroalgae, such as seaweed, and microalgae that are microscopic marine plants and belongs to the Earth's most ancient organisms. They live on sunlight and is the base of the ocean food chain. For example, omega-3 fats found in oily fish and the red color of salmon and shellfish are from algae. It is these subjects that are so beneficial for us humans. This means that the algae naturally produce many essential substances, necessary for human and animal health and welfare.

Ancient traditions

People have cultivated and used microalgae since ancient times, because of their amazing nutritional content. In South America, Africa and Asia, one can still see how people harvesting algae from natural lakes, or grow them in simple basins where the agitation is done by hand. Harvesting is done by straining the algae water and let the sun dry mass of cloths or sand pits.

Interest in algae cultivation I blooming. The algae are grown on land in open ponds or closed-tech systems. Today they are grown commercially for many exclusive products such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods and dietary supplements.

Substitute for meat and fish oil

The microalgae can substitute your meat and fish intake in regards to protein and omega-3 fats. Fish oil is a highly sought after commodity because of the essential omega-3 fats. The demand is increasingly causing problems with large-scale trawling which cause exhaustion and destruction of marine habitats. Since the omega-3 fats found in fish oil comes from algae, you get a completely plant-based material containing the exact same beneficial omega-3 fats from fish oil. By getting your omega-3 fats from microalgae you are doing good for both the ocean and your our own health.

 

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