Typical Nutritional Analysis

Proximate Analysis (% of dry weight from algae)

  Nannochloropsis Tetraselmis Pavlova Isochrysis Thalassiosira
weissflogii
Thalassiosira
pseudonana
Dry Weight 18.2 % 18.2% 8.2% 8.2% 6.0% 8.2%
Calories (100g dry wt algae) 450 390 400 450 390 316
Protein 62% 63% 43% 44% 43% 45%
Lipid (Total) 18% 11% 20% 19% 5%  10%
Carbohydrate 9% 11% 26% 25% 12%  12%
Ash 10% 15% 10% 11% 40% 33%
Vitamin C 0.85 % 0.25 %   0.4 %    
Chlorophyl A 0.89 % 1.42 %   0.98 %    

Amino Acids

  Nannochloropsis Tetraselmis Pavlova Isochrysis Thalassiosira
weissflogii
Thalassiosira
pseudonana
Aspartic Acid 9.40 8.95 7.27 10.36 12.18 4.13
Serine 4.31 3.71 3.33 3.86 7.42 1.86
Glutamic 15.48 17.59 15.47 11.42 17.13 4.67
Glycine 7.11 5.93 4.75 6.78 7.83 2.27
Histidine 0.61 0.19 0.50 0.23 0.43 0.80
Arginine 4.57 4.59 4.11 4.39 2.82 2.21
Threonine 5.28 4.40 3.51 4.88 5.38 1.81
Alanine 1.54 7.62 5.66 7.55 8.57 2.51
Proline 15.20 6.47 7.34 12.48 8.65 1.47
Tyrosine 1.06 1.84 1.29 2.84 0.60 1.53
Valine 6.90 5.00 4.56 5.49 5.02 2.04
Methionine 2.64 2.55 2.10 3.79 2.01 1.01
Lysine 9.07 8.20 4.65 6.96 7.59 2.42
Isolucine 1.47 0.97 0.16 1.11 1.78 1.87
Leucine 11.57 7.94 7.19 6.87 9.21 3.23
Phenylalanine 1.92 3.51 26.72 8.52 1.25 2.21
Taurine 0 10.55 0 0 0 0.13
% of total amino acids

Fatty Acids

  Nannochloropsis Tetraselmis Pavlova Isochrysis Thalassiosira
weissflogii
Thalassiosira
pseudonana
12:0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0  
14:0 2.9 0.4 15.5 12.5 6.4 9.648
15:0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 2.5  
15:1 ND

 

ND ND

 

 
16:0 18.6 14.4 7.9 9.2 13.5 17.152
C16:1           35.835
16:1n7 20.0 0.8 9.5 6.3 13.9  
16:2n4 0.3 ND 0.7 0.5 2.6  
17:0 0.3 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.4  
16:3n4 0.6 1.2 0.5 0.6 11.6  
18:0 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4  
18:1n9 3.2 5.1 0.7 10.1 0.6 6.279
18:1n7 1.0 2.2 0.3 1.6 0.5  
18:2n6 3.5 5.0 1.2 5.7 1.6  
18:3n6 0.6 ND 0.2 1.3 0.3  
18:3n4 0.1 0.0 0.1 ND 0.3  
18:3n3 1.2 15.0 0.9 5.5 0.7  
18:4n3 0.1 7.7 10.0 17.8 1.1  
20:1n9 0.0 1.1 ND 1.7 0.2  
20:2n6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0  
20:3n6 0.3 0.1 ND 0.1 0.1  
20:4n6 2.7 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.9  
20:3n3 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.9 ND  
20:4n3 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.5  
20:5n3 28.7 5.4 22.0 1.8 19.6 20.521
22:5n6 0.0 0.1 7.6 1.7 0.2  
22:5n3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 ND  
22:6n3 0.3 ND 6.2 11.2 4.2 6.279
% of total fatty acids

NOTE: Instant Algae is grown using a modified F/2 formulation. These analysis are not guaranteed. The profiles on the algae change during the year due to varying amount of sunlight, temperature, and photo period.