Spirulina Nutritional Value And Analysis

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 100g

Amount per serving

Calories 36

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0g %0

Saturated Fat 0g %0

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg %0

Sodium 98mg %6

Total Carbohydrate 2g %0

Dietary Fiber 0g %1

Total Sugars 0g

Protein 6g

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Calcium 12.0mg %0

Iron 2.8mg %15

Potassium 127mg %3

Phosphorus 11.0mg %1

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Vitamins in spirulina

Vitamin D 0.0IU %0

Vitamin B12 0.0µg %0

Vitamin C 0.9mg %1

Choline, total 6.5mg %1

Vitamin A 56.0IU %2

Vitamin K 2.5µg %2

Vitamin B6 0.0mg %3

Vitamin E 0.5mg %3

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.3mg %7

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.2mg %7

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.2mg %19

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.3mg %26

Minerals in spirulina

Calcium 12.0mg %1

Phosphorus 11.0mg %1

Selenium 0.7µg %1

Zinc 0.2mg %1

Potassium 127.0mg %3

Magnesium 19.0mg %5

Sodium 98.0mg %7

Manganese 0.2mg %8

Iron 2.8mg %16

Copper 0.6mg %66

Amino Acids in spirulina

Lysine 0.3g %14

Histidine 0.1g %15

Methionine 0.1g %15

Leucine 0.5g %17

Valine 0.4g %19

Isoleucine 0.3g %22

Cystine 0.1g %22

Threonine 0.3g %27

Tyrosine 0.3g %28

Phenylalanine 0.3g %30

Tryptophan 0.1g %32

Fatty Acids in spirulina

Omega-3 0.00g %0

"~" is missing data | Data Source

Macronutrients ratio

Carbohydrate Quality Score

Carbohydrates are made up of three components: fiber, starch, and sugar. Our score is based on Harvard research and our data analysis.

The Carbohydrate Quality Score of spirulina is 0.0/100 which makes it a low quality carbohydrate food.


Protein Completeness

A protein is called complete when, proportionally to its overall amino-acid content, it has enough of each essential amino acids.

Spirulina has a complete source of protein.

amino acid mg/kg of BW mg/g of protein
Lysine 45 52
Histidine 15 19
Leucine 59 85
Valine 39 60
Isoleucine 30 55
Threonine 23 51
Tryptophan 6 16
Met+Cys 22 31
Phe+Tyr 30 92

Protein Energy Ratio

Improving the protein energy ratio of your diet can be an effective strategy of increasing your diet quality an may potentially lead to weight loss.

The protein energy ratio in spirulina is 7.5 which makes it a high P:E food.

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Energy density (ED)

Lowering the energy density of your food can be an effective strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity without focusing on calorie intake.

The energy density of spirulina is 0.3 which makes it a low energy density food.

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How nutritious is this food?

Micronutrients in spirulina as % of Recommended Daily Intake per serving.

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Nutrient Density Score for spirulina is 32/100 good).

The Nutrient Density Score tells you how much of the essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids you get per calorie. It helps you get the nutrients you need without consuming excess energy.

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Micronutrient Ratios

Advising the ratios of micronutrients in a complete diet maybe more informative than each single nutrient on its own. The table below shows major micronutrient ratios for spirulina

Nutrient Ratio Value Ideal Ratio
Omega6:Omega3 N/A <4
Zinc:Copper 0.34 <12
Potassium:Sodium 1.30 >2
Caclcium:Magnesium 0.63 <2
Iron:Copper 4.69 <15
Calcium:Phosphorus 1.09 >1.3

Satiety Score

Satiety Score is a mathematical prediction of satiety based on macronutrients and micronutrients analysis of 650,000+ days of food logs.

satiety 70%

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This food is insulinogenic with low insulin load.

Our insulinogenic formula determines the degree that food will raise your insulin levels in the short term.

73% of insulinogenic calories