Spirulina-biomass of cyanobacteria


  • Spirulina is a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can be consumed by humans and animals.
  • The three species are Arthrospira platensis, A. fusiformis, and A. maxima.
  • It is cultivated worldwide, Arthrospira is used as a dietary supplement or whole food.
  • It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium, and poultry industries.
  • Recently Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has developed Spirulina groundnut candy.
  • It can provide micro-nutrients and boost immunity of people during this time of pandemic.

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