Quality of Spirulina produced in the Inner Mongolia of China

[China] Quality of Spirulina produced in China is always a controversial topic. In China, around 30% of its Spirulina production is located at the Ordos of Inner Mongolia. There are more than 20 large Spirulina farms in the Southwest of Ordos city, contributing 1,800 tons of Spirulina in year 2016. The global annual production of Spirulina is estimated to be around 15,000 – 18000 tons in 2016.

Worker is filling up a bucket full of Spirulina tablets in a Spirulina processing factory in Inner Mongolia.

Each of the Spirulina farm in Inner Mongolia is indeed capable of producing 200 – 300 tons of Spirulina per year. However, Spirulina is oversupplied all over the world and most of the farms are not operating at its full capacity.

Inner Mongolia Wushenzhao Ecologica Development Co., Ltd.’s covered Spirulina raceway ponds.

The Spirulina farmers in Inner Mongolia practically enjoy the advantages of rich local natural resources to lower the cost for Spirulina production. There are many natural alkaline lakes and underground water as the source of water. The land, coal and electricity are cheap. This allow price competition with many other producers who rely on expensive energy and water resources.

Plastic covered raceway pond. Photographed by Yong-Huang Wen

All of the Spirulina farms in the Inner Mongolia build plastic greenhouses on their raceway ponds to control the culture temperature and to reduce contamination. With the recent advancement in cultivation technology and improvement of the facilities, the farmers are able to grow Spirulina in the Ordos plateau for half of the year, compare to what it was used to be, 4 months.

They have USDA Organic Certification

Many of the Spirulina products are certified under the USDA Organic Certification. One of the companies, the Inner Mongolia Wushenzhao Ecologica Development Co., Ltd., has recently obtain USDA Organic Certificate from the EC.

The quality of Spirulina produced by the farmers in Ordos Plateau is comparable with that produced around the world, meeting the requirement of food safety not only in China, but also in the USA and EU.

Peak time harvest and instant preservation technology to lock freshness and nutrition

In order to preserve the overall nutrient of Spirulina, Inner Mongolia Wushenzhao Ecologica Development Co., Ltd. harvest Spirulina when it reaches its peak of growth and development. In another words, the company sells their Spirulina when the nutrient content is at its maximum concentration. During the peak of growth, Spirulina consist the richest amount of active substance. Growth monitoring is a day-to-day quality check in order to ensure the nutrient content, quality and quantity of the company’s Spirulina product.

Deionized water purification column at the Spirulina production facility.

Post-harvesting deep-clean technology

Inner Mongolia Wushenzhao Ecologica Development Co., Ltd. employs post-harvest Spirulina deep-clean technology. Using de-ionized water, the Spirulina biomass deep clean twice to flush away the impurities attached on the surface of Spirulina cell, leaving only the purest nutrition of microalgae. To retain the freshness of Spirulina, this cleaning process is completed within 30 minutes.

For more information about Inner Mongolia Wushenzhao Ecological Industry Development Co.,Ltd (内蒙古乌审召生态产业发展有限公司), please contact:

Address: Wushenzhao Ecological Industrial Park,  017320 Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China 内蒙古鄂尔多斯乌审旗乌审召生态工业园区。电话:15004776963/0477-7490311

Tel: 15004776963, 0477-7490311

Email: [email protected] (Rong Yan)


Exclusively reported by Algae World News





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