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Last updated: 2018-06-24 15:47

Product Details

Active Ingredient: Phycocyanin

Description: Blue fine powder

Botanical Source: Algae Blue Pigment

Main Specification: NLT 18 (E1.0% 618nm in water)

Package: 5kg per Foil bag into carton or drum

Product Introduction

Phycocyanin powder (also called Spirulina Blue, Spirulina Extract) is a pigment-protein complex from

the light-harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allo- phycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is an accessory pigment

to chlorophyll. Phycocyanin powder is a natural, water soluble and non-toxic food

pigment extracted and processed from Spirulina platensis. It is a characteristic bright blue color, absorbing orange and

red light, particularly near 620nm, and emits fluorescence at about 652nm.

Phycocyanin powder is one of the rare pigment proteins in nature, not only has vivid color, but also is

a nutrient-rich protein, which has a complete amino acids composition and a high content of essential amino acids. Phycocyanin has the  physiological activities of  improving immunity and scavenging free radicals. In the early 21st century, phycocyanin was widely used as food and cosmetics senior natural

pigment, and made into biochemical drugs in United States, Japan and other countries. Because of the strong

fluorescence characteristics,

Phycocyanin powder also can be prepared as a fluorescent probe for the photodynamic researches of

biology and cytology.




Testing Method

Algae Variety Identification

Spirulina Platensis

Morphological Classification


Blue Fine powder

Visual Determination

Loss on Drying



Color Value



Total Heavy Metals









Total Plate Count



Total Yeast & Mold



Function Benefits

-Protect nerve tissue

Phycocyanin powder can protect nerve tissue by reducing the free radicals’ damage to neurons. Rimbau et al. found that phycocyanin can reduce kainic acid-induced neuuronal damage in rat hippocampus, and suggested that phycocyanin can be used to treat oxidative stress-induced neuronal injury in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.


1. As natural colors, food additives of seasoning, it is mainly used in food field, such as ice cream, chewing gum, powdered beverages, cool drinks, cakes, snacks, sweets, jelly, fillings, noodles, mustard, sugar tablets, capsules, and so on, it can not used in kelp, crony, edible meat, beans, vegetables (not include such food processing food), fresh fish shells, tea, seaweed laver category;


1-5kg with double plastic container inside/aluminum foil bag outside.

10kg with double plastic container inside/carton outside or as per customer’s request.


Q1: Are you a factory or trading company?

A: We are a factory for Spirulina Exract, Spirulina Blue, Phycocyanin powder. It is located in Wulan Town, Inner Mongolia Province, Northern China. Welcome to visit us.

Q2: How can I get some samples?

A: 20-50g free sample is available, but the shipping cost should be paid by customers.

Q3: What’s your MOQ for Phycocyanin Natural Blue Pigment?

A: Our MOQ for Phycocyanin powder is 1.0kg.

Q4: What’s your package for Phycocyanin Natural Blue Pigment?

A: Usually, the goods is packed in 10kg/carton, with 5kg plastic bag inside and aluminum foil bag outside.