Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS): The spread of Covid-19 across the world has increased the demand for nutrition supplements in Europe and the US which augurs well for us, said manufacturers and exporters of the organic Spirulina which is a blue-green algae and is a nutrition supplement consumed as tablets or in a powder form mixed with juice.
Incidentally, American space agency NASA has recommended Spirulina for its astronauts going into space as it boosts the immune system.
Termed as a super food, Spirulina contains around 55 to 70 per cent protein, high levels of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), beta carotene, several essential and non-essential amino acids, nucleic acids and others.
“The coronavirus spread has accelerated the awareness about Spirulina. Globally, Spirulina is slowly moving into other segments like beverages, bars. Some small companies use it in bakery products,” S. Srikanthan, Brand Head, Nutraceutical, EID Parry, told IANS.