Arthrospira as a potential raw material for functional food development in Indonesia

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Modern people's awareness of health affects the shifting patterns of food needs. Currently, food is not just necessary to meet the body's nutritional needs, but brings health and fitness benefits. One type of food that can meet these needs is known as functional food. Arthrospira is a microorganism that has successfully attracted attention because of its high nutritional value, complex chemical composition, and safety for human consumption, making it one of the raw materials for functional foods. Apart from being rich in nutrients, Arthrospira also contains anti-viral, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Arthrospira is a genus of microalgae that lives in both fresh and marine waters, sometimes erroneously considered as Spirulina. Arthrospira and Spirulina are two different genera. In Indonesia, the bio-chemical study of Arthrospira is a research topic that has been widely carried out in the last 10 years. This paper aims to compare the potential of Arthrospira in Indonesia with other countries as a raw material for functional foods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2276-2288
Number of pages13
JournalAACL Bioflux
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2023


  • food raw materials
  • highly nutritional
  • microalgae


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