Micro-algae as a source of protein.

  title={Micro-algae as a source of protein.},
  author={E Wolfgang Becker},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={25 2},
About five decades ago, the mass production of certain protein-rich micro-algae was considered as a possibility to close the predicted so called "protein gap". Comprehensive analyses and nutritional studies have demonstrated that these algal proteins are of high quality and comparable to conventional vegetable proteins. However, due to high production costs as well as technical difficulties to incorporate the algal material into palatable food preparations, the propagation of algal protein is… CONTINUE READING
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