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Applications of Arthrospira platensis as an Alternative Source of Food, Maintaining Nutritional Security and Awareness Creation; there by Reducing Problems of Malnutrition in the Society

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An increase in population has led to explorations of alternative sources of food, nutrition and energy. This search and the maintenance of nutritional security are essential dimensions of sustainable communal growth and development. This study revises evidences for alternative food production from Arthrospira platensis. The use of Arthrospira platensis for food is increasingly relevant as its components (proteins, lipids, minerals and vitamins) have substantial potential to be competitive with the same components from other food sources, and Arthrospira platensis-based food production is relatively low in price and holds medicinal properties.
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  • Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Wood Technology Research Center, Bioenergy and Biochemical Research Division, P.O.Box 2322, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Wood Technology Research Center, Bioenergy and Biochemical Research Division, P.O.Box 2322, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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