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Chlorella Growth Factor

Chlorella Growth Factor:

Scientists at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) have spotlighted the potential of Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF), a protein-rich extract derived from the microalgae ‘Chlorella sorokiniana’, as an ideal ingredient for a wide range of food and feed applications.

  • Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is rich in amino acids and proteins of high quality, making it a promising alternative source for both human and animal diets.
  • It contains essential amino acids and nutrients like peptides, nucleotides, polysaccharides, vitamins, and minerals, than commercial soy meal.
  • The extraction of CGF involves a non-chemical autolysis process, preserving the integrity of amino acids and other valuable components.
  • Adding CGF to chicken feed improves egg quality, showing promise as a better protein supplement for animals.
  • Microalgae like Chlorella sorokiniana are considered “under-exploited crops” that do not compete with traditional food crops for space and resources, offering a sustainable solution to meet the increasing global demand for high-quality protein sources.

Chlorella Sorokiniana:

  • Chlorella Sorokiniana, an oval-shaped single-celled algae, is a standout in the microscopic realm, boasting a unique ability to grow actively.
  • Each cell is a self-contained organism with all the essential nutrients needed for life, making it complete and self-sustaining.
  • Chlorella Sorokiniana can rapidly reproduce, growing from one cell to 24 cells in just 24 hours when exposed to plenty of sunlight and nutrients.