Basics of Algae
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Specialty and Bulk Animal Feed

Because they contain carbohydrates, proteins and vegetable oils, in particular omega-3 fatty acids, microalgae have great potential to provide sustainable animal feeds. They also contain important micronutrients and vitamins, as well as valuable pigments used in animal feeds, such as beta carotene, lutein and astaxanthin. As a result, algae have emerged as exciting sources for higher-value, specialty animal feed. Algae have been used as a source of feed in aquaculture operations for decades, including as feed for fish and shellfish like clams, oysters, mussels and scallops.


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