Phytochemicals are non-nutritive plant chemicals that are a plant’s way of protecting itself. Some are responsible for color and other organoleptic properties. They are not essential nutrients, but they have the ability to alter body processes… Continue reading Microalgae: a phytonutrient-rich food
The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of spirulina as a colorant for a wider range of applications.
Initially approved for use in candy and chewing gum, the use of spirulina as a colorant has now been extended to… Continue reading FDA Approved Spirulina as Colorant
The seaweed culture project which commenced in the Northern Province has created over 20,000 employment opportunities, Sri Lanka’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said… Continue reading Over 20,000 jobs under seaweed project
A 30-year-old Western Australian man has become the second ever in the world to be diagnosed with a Chlorella wound infection.
The finding was published recently by researchers from PathWest… Continue reading Researchers Encounter Rare Infectious Chlorella
SEABIOPLAS is an FP7-funded project which aims to introduce sustainably cultivated seaweeds as feedstock for biodegradable bioplastics. Europe produced 57 million tonnes of plastics in 2010, with the majority (39%) being used in the packaging sector… Continue reading Producing plastic from seaweed