Spirulina blue
Phycocyanin Powder
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Spirulina blue

  • Phycocyanin > 11,5 %
  • E10
  • E18
  • E40

Delivery time
5-8 weeks
Quality by Alganex

Why is the blue spirulina important?

Blue spirulina extract phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant and can be used in many ways as a blue colorant. Both in cosmetics and in food.

The blue spirulina dye phycocyanin is a natural food colouring. It is a healthy protein with many amino acids and can be used in various products. Especially in colored sweets, phycocyanin is a unique, natural color for blue.

The company Haribo offered blue jelly babies as a short-term offer in the Fan Edition. The blue eye-catchers were coloured with the natural colouring agent phycocyanin from spirulina.

typical applications for Spirulina blue  Phycocyanin Powder

Typical applications

  • Phycocyanin is used as a dietary supplement, or coloring ingredient in various foods e.g. candies and gummy animals
  • In cosmetics, phycocyanin is added because its anti-inflammatory properties promote a healthy skin appearance
  • As a dietary supplement, it is often offered as a liquid phycocyanin shot to increase performance

ALGANEX certificate system

  • ALGANEX guarantees a high quality product without impurities
  • The colour content is at least 11.5 %.

Phycocyanin is formed by the microalgae Spirulina and is a natural, water-soluble antioxidant with an intense blue colour. Various studies have demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties. Due to its antioxidative potential it is also an effective radical scavenger. 

specification

 

appearance blue powder, water soluble
colour content > 11,5 %
composition maltodextrin, blue coloring food (spirulina concentrate), trehalose, acidity regulator (sodium citrates E 331) 

nutritional value 

energy 1599 kj                  
  377 kcal                            
fat 0,1 g
saturated fatty acids 0 g
carbonhydrates 71,6 g
sugars 2 g
proteins 21,5 g
salt 1,3 g

heavy metals

arsenic                 < 0,7 mg/kg 
lead   < 3 mg/kg
cadium  < 1 mg/kg
mercury  < 0,1 mg/kg

microbiological contaminations

total bacterial count (aerobe)  < 1 x 103 KBE/g
E. coli undetectable
mould < 100 KBE/g
salmonella undetectable
coliformes germs < 100 KBE/g

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