Glanbia is proud to announce its agreement with Solazyme Inc., a leading microalgae innovator, to distribute AlgaVia™ Whole Algal Protein, a sustainable high-performance vegan protein source made from microalgae, in the U.S. dietary supplements market.
Glanbia Nutritionals, a premier solutions and custom nutrient premix service provider, enhances its offering to the supplement and sports nutrition market with the addition of AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein. This new addition to Glanbia Nutritionals’ portfolio of premier ingredients reinforces Glanbia Nutritionals’ position as a pioneer of innovative functional products.
AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein, a revolutionary microalgae-based protein, leverages fermentation technology to produce a highly nutritious and minimally processed ingredient. An attractive alternative to dairy and plant proteins, AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein meets the growing demand for quality vegan protein in the expanding health-conscious market. As a whole food ingredient, AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein contains over 60 percent quality protein as well as nutritious lipids, fiber, and an array of micronutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin. AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein’s amino acid profile is an excellent source of energy-boosting amino acids arginine and glutamic acid, toxin-targeting alanine and digestion-enhancing glycine.
“AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein’s highly blendable quality and pleasing flavor profile is perfectly suited for a broad range of functional applications where protein fortification is desired,” said Ram Nimmagudda, Ph.D., director of business development for Glanbia Nutritionals. “The growing health-conscious population is in search of protein that is safe, reliable and sustainable, making AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein an excellent alternative to other protein sources.”
Solazyme, a manufacturer of sustainable, innovative, high performance products made with microalgae, will add to Glanbia Nutritionals’ premier portfolio of innovative nutrient solutions and will support Glanbia’s strength as the leader in clinically-driven specialty ingredients. AlgaVia Whole Algal Protein is vegan, free of known allergens, gluten-free, non-GMO, certified Kosher and has recently received an FDA GRAS No Questions Letter.