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Microalgae Becoming Major Player in Food Production

  • Microalgae can be used to make powder, oil, butter and flour and is incorporated into all types of food products, including baked goods, burgers, beverages, ice cream, infant formula or snacks.

  • Food Dive reports that a number of leading food manufacturers are incorporating microalgae into their products.  For example, Mondelez is using it in some baking items, while Dean Foods’ Horizon Organics milk line has omega-3s in the form of algal oil. And the Wall Street Journal reports that algae-derived colors (greenlighted by the FDA) may soon be widely used to color candy and gum products.

  • Given microalgae’s versatility and nutritional profile, experts expect that food and beverage products containing microalgae will continue to appear in the U.S. and other markets.

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