FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2010, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 323-328.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-201009072

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Healthcare Functions and Applications in Food Industry of Chlorella

KONG Wei-bao1,2,LI Long-nan1,ZHANG Ji1,XIA Chun-gu2,*   

  1. 1. College of Life Science, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China;2. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis
    and Selective Oxidation, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2009-09-15 Revised:2010-01-01 Online:2010-05-01 Published:2010-12-29
  • Contact: KONG Wei-bao


Chlorella is a kind of single cell alga containing plentiful proteins and polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals and low fat. Therefore, Chlorella has many healthcare functions and can be used in food industry as a functional food and nutritionenhancing agent. The research progress in exploitation and utilization, especially for nutritional value, healthcare functions and applications of Chlorella in food industry has been reviewed in this paper.

Key words: Chlorella, nutritional value, healthcare function, food industry, application

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