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MBD’s Algae offer innovative manufacturers an opportunity to add additional new value to their products whilst maintaining the highest quality control standards.

MBD nutrition can deliver a broad range of natural compounds suited to a range of nutritional applications, including the formulation of nutraceuticals and the manufacture of food products.

High in concentrations of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, electrolytes and minerals, algae-derived actives can assist fatigue recovery and overall. We can tailor culturing and production to meet manufacturers’ target nutritional profiles.

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Why algae are so nutritionally rich . . .

As marine plants, algae act as a filter, concentrating valuable micro-nutrients (Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, and Calcium) and macro-nutrients (Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorous) from the water in which they grow – producing and storing desirable molecules such as vitamins and pigments.

Analysis Macroalgae Microalgae
Protein 15-40g / 100g 10-80g / 100g
Carbohydrates 20-40g / 100g 10-30g / 100g
Dietary Fibre 30-60g / 100g 2-4g / 100g
Lipids (Oils) 2-10g / 100g 10-50g / 100g
Pigments Chlorophyll and Carotenoids Chlorophyll and Carotenoids
Vitamins A,B1(Thiamine),B2(Riboflavin),
B3(Niacin),B6(Pyridoxine),
B12(Cobalamine),C, Folic acid
A,B1(Thiamine),B2(Riboflavin),
B3(Niacin),B6(Pyridoxine),
B12(Cobalamine),C, Folic acid, K
Enzymes Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D)
& Catalase
Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D)
& Catalase
Amino Acids Essential Amino Acids Essential Amino Acids
Minerals Potassium, Iron, Manganese,
Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Zinc
Potassium, Iron, Manganese,
Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Zinc

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MBD is currently commercialising

  • Aosa - A Japanese premium condiment sold to the Japanese market.
  • Verdemin™/Rosamin™ functional food ingredient - A healthy, clean, green and fresh food ingredient produced in a sustainable manner to be used in soups, salads, dips, baking goods, salty and sweet snacks for the Australian and international markets.

Pile of Verdemin

Verdemin™ is a nutrient dense, edible sea vegetable commonly found in Japanese and Mediterranean diets. Adding it as a regular part of your diet could decrease your risk for many age related diseases.

History

An ancient source of nutrition with loads of commercial opportunity today

Algae have a high natural nutritional value, producing high value essential compounds through specific metabolic processes, in particular the production of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

As such, algae have long been an important source of food, especially in Asia. China consumes more than 70 species; Japan, over 20 species.

They have very compelling applications in the complementary medicines sector as rich sources of vitamins including: A, B1, B2,B3, B6, C and are rich in Iodine, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium and Calcium.

Extracts from algae are already used widely in the manufacture of a broad range of everyday food products, some of which are shown below.

Food

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