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Chlorella vulgaris

About the algae:

They are found all over the world, both in stagnant and flowing water bodies: Chlorella vulgaris. This unicellular green algae is a true all-rounder. Discovered by Martinus Willem Beijerink in 1889, C. vulgaris is now one of the most important biotechnologically and commercially used microalgae. From water, CO2 and some nutrients, this species is able to produce a number of valuable ingredients such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins, making it an excellent nutrient source for humans and animals. In addition, their high levels of lipid content are becoming more and more a focus of scientific studies investigating their use for the production of biodiesel. Furthermore, their fast growth, stable cell walls and easy handling make C. vulgaris perfect for industrial use.


About the product:

Especially, the high protein content (up to 58% of dry matter) and its nutritional profile give C C. vulgaris an excellent reputation as a source of protein and functional food. But C. vulgaris can do more – new and innovative applications in the field of food products, animal feed and cosmetics are constantly being added, exploiting the manifold potential of this particular microalgae. The basis for this is the increasing scientific knowledge about the nutrient content and health-stimulating effects of C. vulgaris. C. vulgaris is usually dried, as a powder or in tablet form. These are easy to handle and storable throughout the year. However, C. vulgaris is also available as a so-called slurry (live culture) or in the form of gently freeze-dried flakes.



  • High protein content
  • Vitamin A
  • Balanced nutritional profile



  • Represents a high quality functional food
  • Supports the human immune system

Lowers cholesterol and other risk factors in the blood serum