Arthrospira, commonly known as Spirulina is one of the most nutritious and concentrated microalgal food sources available in the market. Arthrospira platensis is the predominant species commercially cultivated worldwide though Arthrospira maxima is produced in the South and Central American regions. This multicelluar microalga is popular as an ingredient in functional foods and beverages like green foods and drinks, energy bars and as a food supplement in the form of powder, tablets and capsules.
Spirulina has a long history of human consumption (1). Currently Spirulina is used as a nutraceutical ingredient due to its unique combination of phytonutrients like phycocyanin, carotenes, xanthophylls, GLA, galactolipids, sulfolipids, chlorophyll and minerals. Spirulina produced as per the organic standards or conventional methods are available in the world market to meet varied customer preferences. Parry Organic Spirulina is produced as per USDA NOP norms and also meeting private organic standards like Naturland (Germany), Ecocert (France) and OCIA (USA).