Shen K.-Z.,Yunnan Green A Biological Project Co. |
Shen K.-Z.,Yunnan Spirin Biological Project Co. |
Zhang Y.,Yunnan Green A Biological Project Co. |
Yu S.-L.,Yunnan Green A Biological Project Co. |
And 2 more authors.
Modern Food Science and Technology | Year: 2013
Spirulina is an easily digestible high protein product with high levels of beta-carotene, vitamin B12, iron and trace minerals, and the rare essential fatty acid y-linolenic acid. It has been consumed as a safely food ingredient and is currently used in health care and disease prevention. In this review, emphasis is given to the beneficial effects of Spirulina in children clinical trials conducted in the past 30 years. These human clinical trials have demonstrated various health benefits in young children with no side effects. In addition, current situation and existing problem on the research and development of children food sourced from Spirulina are analyzed. Some suggestions are also proposed for further developing Spirulina products for children in China.