Scientific Name: Arthrospira platensis
Parts Used- Whole plant
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding
Spirulina is one of the most popular supplements on the planet loaded with so many nutrients beneficial for the brain and body. Basically, spirulina is an organism growing in fresh and saltwater. It is a kind of cyanobacteria from a single-celled microbes’ family also known as blue-green algae. Like plants, cyanobacteria produce energy through the process of photosynthesis. Spirulina contains proteins, amino acids, copper, iron, vitamins like B1, B2, B3, and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and manganese.
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It is a free-flowing powder having dark green colored with a characteristic odor.
|Taste||Taste Like Seaweed||Organoleptic|
|Mesh size||100% through 80 mesh||USP<786>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 10.0% w/w||USP<731>|
|Total ash||NMT 10.0% w/w||USP<561>|
|Pesticide residue||Meet USP<561>||Meet USP<561>|
|Aflatoxins||NMT 20 ppb||HPLC|
|Protein||NLT 60%||GB 5009.5-2016|
|Crude Phycocyanin||12~19%||UV Spectrophotometry|
|PAH4||NMT 25 ppb||GS-MS|
|Bap||NMT 2 ppb||GS-MS|
|Total Heavy Metals||NMT 10 ppm||USP<231>|
|Lead||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Arsenic||NMT 1 ppm||USP<232>|
|Mercury||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Cadmium||NMT 0.5 ppm||USP<232>|
|Total Plate Count||NMT 100,000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Yeast & Mold||NMT 1000 cfu/g||USP<61>|
|Coliform||NMT 10 cfu/g||USP<62>|