Phycocyanin is one of the major pigment constituents of Spirulina, a Microalgae used in many countries as dietary supplement whose nutritional and therapeutic values have been very well documented. Phycocyanin is a blue colored natural pigment that belongs to the class of Phycobilli proteins found in Blue-Green algae. It is extracted from spirulina, widely used in food, & cosmetics, less used pharmacy (fluoresce).

Applications and Health Benefits of Phycocyanin
   Phycocyanin has found numerous applications in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industry. It is used primarily in the latter as a natural coloring agent
  Consumption of phycocyanin in the form of spirulina or supplement leads to optimal health. In the current situation where the environment is full of toxins from pollution from oil, gas, heavy metals and nuclear isotopes, consumption of spirulina/phycocyanin is more than required.
    Color fermented for milk products, ice creams, chewing gum, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, desserts, sweet cake decoration, milk shakes etc.
As a colorant in cosmetics.
     Phycocyanin is used as a fluorescent marker in immunological studies.


Phycocyania Specification

Color Value(10%E618nm) >180unit 185unit
Appearance Blue  powder Complies
Odor Characteristic  Complies
Sieve analysis 100% pass 80 mesh  Complies
Solubility Water Soluble 100%Water Soluble
Loss on Drying ≤7.0% 4.3%
10%PH 5.5~6.5 6.2
Ashes ≤7.0% 3.8%
Pb (ppm) ≤1.0 0.23
Cd (ppm) ≤0.2 0.05
Hg (ppm) ≤0.1 0.04
As (ppm) ≤1 0.19
Aflatoxin Max0.2μg/kg Not detected
Pesticide Not detected Complies
Irradiate Forbidden ——
Total Plate Count ≤1000cfu/g 310 cfu/g
Yeast & Mold ≤100cfu/g ≤20cfu/g
E.Coil Negative Complies
Salmonella Negative /25g Complies
Pathogenic Bacteria Negative Complies
Crude protein ≥40% 49%
Ratio( A620/A280) ≥0.7 1.3