Phycocyanin is a dark blue pigment extracted from spirulina, and it is a natural food coloring. Phycocyanin is one of the rare pigment proteins in nature. It is a nutrient-rich protein bright in color . Phycocyanin is used as Foods with colorful property and colorant. This standard can be used as a food ingredient as a spirulina extract or concentrate. Can be used in candies, icing, ice cream, frozen pastries, pastry coating and decoration, solid beverages, yogurt, sauces, pudding, cheese, jelly candies, bread, instant cereals, dietary supplements (tablets, capsules).


What are the application areas of phycocyanin?

  1. Food colorants

Phycocyanin is a water-soluble pigment, non-toxic, pure blue, clear, which can be used as a food coloring agent. It can be used for ice cream, pastries, jelly, candy, chewing gum, dessert cakes, etc.

  1. Healthcare

Phycocyanin has been proven to have healthcare effects such as delaying aging, anti-tumor, anti-radiation, improving immunity, and replenishing blood. At present, it has been developed a variety of phycocyanin compound drugs abroad and in China.

  1. Biochemical reagents

Phycocyanin is a fluorescent agent,which fluorescent efficacy is 30 times more than ordinary fluorescein.  It can also be used as some photodynamic research reagents in biology and cytology as a biochemical marker.

  1. Makeup and beauty

Phycocyanin is a collagen-like protein that has anti-oxidation, moisturizing, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-freckle effects, and shows a beautiful ocean blue hue.

  1. Crop fertilizer

Phycocyanin is the most important type of light-sensitive protein in the phycobiliprotein series. It is the light-harvesting antenna in algae cells and has rich nutrition and comprehensive amino acid composition.

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