Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition

Intergovernmental Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council Under ECOSOC Resolution 2003/212 Dated 5th of March 2003.
Designated by the United Nations Economic & Social Council Under Rule 79 of the Council’s Rules and Procedures.

IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM FOR A BETTER WORLD AND THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015 - 2030

Composition of Spirulina

Protein about 60% ( 51 to 71 )
Carbohydrate about 14%
Lipids about 6%
Amino Acids
(essentials)
Spirulina
grams
Egg Protein
per 100 grams of
FAO Standard proteins
Isoleucine 6.4 5.8 4.0
Leucine 10.4 9.0< 7.0
Lysine 4.5 6.7 5.5
Methionine 2.2 3.0 5.5*
Phenylalanine 5.4 5.3 6.0
Threonine 5.4 5.3 4.0
Tryptophane 1.5 1.8 1.0
Valine 7.5 7,2 5.0

* includes cystine
Table from Busson, F., Spirulina Platensis (Gom) Geitler et. Spirulina geitleri, J.Dr Toni, Cynophycées Alimentaires, Armée Française, Service de Santé, Parc de Pharo, Marseill,1971.

Carbohydrates Per 100 grams
Ramnose 9.0
Glucane 1.5
Phosphorolated Cyclitols 2.5
Glucosamine Muramic acid 2.0
Glycogen 0.5
Scialic acid and others 0.5
Lipids (Principal Ones) mg/Kg
Palmitic acid (saturated fatty acid) 16-,500 to 21,141
Linoleic acid (unsaturated FA) 10,920 to 13,784
Gamma linoleic acid (omega 6) 8,750 to 11,970
Alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) 699 to 7,000
Chlorophyll-a 6,100 to 7,600
Beta sitosterol 30 to 97
Beta carotene average 1,700
Vitamins mg/Kg
Biotin 0.4
Cyanocobalmin ( B12 ) 0.45 ( analogs not included )
Delta-calcium Panthothenate 11.0
Folic acid 0.5
Inositol 350
Nicotinic acid ( PP ) 118<
Pyridoxine ( B6 ) 3
Riboflavine ( B2 ) 40
Thiamin ( B1 ) 55
Tocopherol ( E ) 190
Ascorbic acid ( C ) 90

Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Vitamins; Source- SOSA TEXCOCO, Mexico

Photo of hungry child helped by IIMSAM "THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD SO HUNGRY THAT GOD CANNOT APPEAR TO THEM EXCEPT IN THE FORM OF BREAD."

-Mahatma Gandhi