THE POWER OF ALGAE
Algae – World’s oldest superfood
Algae constantly gain importance: on the one hand for renewable energy production and on the other hand for human nutrition. Many experts think that algae will play an essential part in fighting hunger in the world. (Godfray H 2010, Tilman D 2011).
Macro algae and micro algae
There is a difference between micro algae and macro algae. Macro algae’s more common name is seaweed. We use the micro algae „Chlorella“ in our HELGA products. Chlorella is one of the many different types of green algae and it is grown in a German algae farm in glass tubes. This closed system guarantees pure algae of very high quality.
Fast growth brings more sustainability
Compared to every plant on our planet, Chlorella algae is known to have the highest content of chlorophyll. This is the reason for its name. Like other plants Chorella grows by doing photosynthesis. Biomass grows by using carbondioxide and sun light. Micro algae grow ten times faster than rooted plants because algae do not have to form structures and roots. Therefore algae are a very sustainable and economic biomasssource for different fields: from food to fuel.
Algae are perfect for a well-balanced nutrition and lifestyle
Algae are a very good source to recharge up your body’s batteries with vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The protein content of microalgae is up to 60%. This is very high. The composition of protein in Chlorella contains all the essential aminoacids and is very positive compared to the protein composition of eggs, soy, and wheat. Essential amino acids are very important for the human body since we have to make sure to take up these amino acids with our food since they cannot be produced by the body itself. (I.S.Chronakis M.Madsen 2014)