« No other food contains this many
essential nutrients for humans. »
Bernard Schmitt, endocrinologist and director of the Centre for Teaching and Research in Human Nutrition.
Regarded as « the richest and most complete food source present in the world after breast milk. » by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2005.
This microalgae is very rich in vegetable proteins, on average 65%. It contains amino acids that are essential to the body and are usually only found in meat. It also has an interesting gamma-linolenic or omega-6 fatty acid content. In addition, it provides the human body with trace elements such as zinc, selenium, iron, copper, chromium, manganese, minerals, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, E.
Another important advantage is its high natural pigment content, namely:
Phycocyanin: (blue) Responsible for many mechanisms in the immune system.
Chlorophyll: (green) Pigment with a structure similar to that of hemoglobin, it carries the organic magnesium necessary to maintaining the acid-base balance in the body and to oxygenating the blood.
Beta-carotene: (orange) The precursor to vitamin A.