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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DIETARY CAROTENOIDS, RETINOIDS, AND BIOACTIVATES ON HEALTHY AGING Title: Vitmin A, nutrition, and health values of algea: spirulina, chlorella, and dunaliella

Authors
item Suter, Paolo M. -
item Tang, Guangwen -

Submitted to: Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: November 30, 2011
Publication Date: December 28, 2011
Citation: Suter, P., Tang, G. 2011. Vitmin A, nutrition, and health values of algea: spirulina, chlorella, and dunaliella. Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences. 1(2):111-118.

Technical Abstract: Spirulina, chlorella, and dunalliella are unicellular algae that are commercially produced worldwide. These algae are concentrated sources of carotenoids (especially provitamin A carotenoids) and other nutrients, such as vitamin B12. Their health benefits as a complementary dietary source for macro and micro nutrients have been studied and confirmed in various populations. The safety of human consuming these algae and products derived from these algae by humans has been widely studied. It is generally concluded that these algae and its products are safe if cultivated properly in a non-contaminated environment, and if consumed in moderation.

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