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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :
Year :2008, Volume : 21, Issue :2
First page : (1) Last page : (9)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Neutraceutical Spirulina – I

Srivastava Pushpa

Algal Biotechnological Laboratory Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302 004, India

Spirulina alga is rich in nutrients in a balanced proportion required for human body. It is equally effective in the treatment of a number of chemopreventive therapeutic diseases, hence referred as neutraceutical. The richest source of protein and iron of vegetable origin can fight malnutrition and anaemia, prevalent amongst masses. Its carotenoids supersede other sources known in nature. The pigments like phycobilins impart resistance to human body against diseases by strengthening immune system with minimum amount of lipids in it. Presence of eight out of ten essential amino acids yield good quality of proteins with high absorbility. The essential mineral contents of Spirulina make it a complete food. Spirulina is not only a health food supplement rather promises health benefits to its consumer.




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