Spirulina paltensis: Food and Function
Seyede Marzieh Hosseini,
Mohammad Reza Mozafari.
Spirulina and its products can be applied as feed and food additives in agriculture, food industry, medicine, science
and cosmetic. It has high contents of macro and micronutrients. Several pharmacological activities for Spirulina have
been documented. This review article serves as an overview, introducing medical application within each usage, the basic
description of the involved disease, the mechanism of action and application are given. Also stability, modified antioxidant
rheological and anti-staling properties can be observed in Spirulina incorporated food. S. platensis revealed to be a
good stable ingredient when the desired color is green. All possible usage of Spirulina platensis in human food including
beverages, bakery products, candy, gel desserts, dairy and confectionary are introduced.
Keywords: Anticancer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, depoisoning, food, fortification, heavy-metal, immunostimulant, metloprotective,
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