Microalgae for food use

High-quality microalgae with essential nutrients for food use

 

Their nutrient profile makes microalgae an important solution for the enrichment of human food. Algae are a source of protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Phycom microalgae have consistent quality and superior purity.

Microalgae applications in food

Microalgae are natural, sustainable ingredients that, thanks to their nutritional and functional properties, hold opportunities for innovative product development. Phycom works closely with the food industry to identify various product applications.

Beverages & smoothies

Microalgae give beverages & smoothies a fresh and naturally green color.

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Noodles & pasta

Microalgae give noodles & pasta a natural green color and umami taste.

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Bakery

Due to microalgae, baker products can contain up to 30% less salt.

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Nutritional supplements

Microalgae are a source of protein, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, fibre and mineralen.

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Meat alternatives

Microalgae are one of the most scalable protein sources for the future.

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Products

Chlorella vulgaris

  • Fine, intense green natural colourant
  • Mild umami flavour
  • Composition: 14% fatty acids, 32% fibre, 22% protein (contains 18% essential amino acids).
  • Rich in vitamins D3, E, C, B2, B3 and B6 plus phosphorus, iron and zinc.
  • Source of vitamins A, B1 and B5 plus magnesium.
  • Carotenoids: beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin.
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Chlorella sorokiniana

  • Dark green natural colourant.
  • Characteristic umami flavour.
  • Composition: 14% fatty acids, 14% fibre, 40% protein (contains 15% essential amino acids).
  • Rich in vitamins A, D3, E, C, B2, B3 and B6 plus phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc.
  • Source of calcium and vitamin B1.
  • Carotenoids: beta-carotene, high lutein content (73.2mg), zeaxanthin.
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Product forms

Algae paste

  • Packaging 1m3 IBC, up to 800 kg per IBC
  • Maximum shelf life 24 hours
  • Easily soluble
  • Ideal for direct use in energy shots or boosters
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Algae pellets (IQF)

  • Packaging 10 kg in bag-in-box, up to 640 kg per pallet
  • Maximum shelf life 2 years
  • Highly soluble and easily processed once thawed
  • Suitable for food and feed use
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Algae flakes

  • Packaging 15 kg in bag-in-box, up to 750 kg per pallet
  • Maximum shelf life 2 years
  • Brittle flakes of different sizes
  • Suitable for food and feed use
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Algae powder

  • Packaging 25 kg per bag, up to 1 tonne per pallet
  • Maximum shelf life 2 years
  • Fine powder, easily mixed
  • Suitable for food and feed use
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The benefits of Phycom

APPLICATIONS

Phycom works closely with industry to identify innovative product applications where the functional and nutritional properties of microalgae come into their own.

RELIABILITY

Phycom’s fully closed production system with strict process controls results in microalgae with superior purity and consistent quality. Phycom is FSSC22000 and GMP+ certified.

FLEXIBILITY

Phycom has one of the largest microalgae production facilities in Europe, enabling it to deliver quickly and in different compositions and product forms.

ECONOMIES OF SCALE

Phycom makes large-scale production of microalgae possible. This offers economic benefits and a very high delivery reliability of the microalgae.

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