也称藻蓝或藻蓝素Spirulina blue colour (algae blue、lina blue)
Phycocyanin is a very rare natural nutrient found only in cyanobacteria.
[English name]: phycocyanin
[ingredients]: porphyrin pigment protein in cyanobacteria.
[character]: blue powder. Soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol and oil.
Phycocyanin is a kind of dark blue powder separated from spirulina. Their function is to absorb light (Orange) and can transfer energy. It is not only a kind of protein, but also an excellent natural edible pigment.
The application of phycocyanin is very extensive, which can be summarized in the following aspects:
(1): natural edible pigment phycocyanin is a water-soluble pigment, non-toxic, pure blue, clear and lovely, can be used as food additives and cosmetic colorants.
(2) medical and health food: the in vitro experiment of phycocyanin has the effect of stimulating red blood cell colony formation, similar to erythropoietin (EPO). The inhibitory effect of phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis on some cancer cells.
(3) special reagents for biological, chemical and cytological experiments: phycocyanin blue and fluorescent, and can be used as a reagent for the study of the kinetics of some biological and cytological studies.