Can Pioneering Experts Clear More Healthy Algae?
I never thought I would see the day algae, sometimes referred to as pond scum, would become the next big superfood. I mean, sure it makes sense something this green and healthy sounding is recognized for its benefits. However, are we really supposed to believe that green gunk could be a solution to world hunger? You better believe it. Project “Algae for a Healthy World” is steadily growing just like any photosynthesizing plant should. By the way, don’t forget to download Kitchology’s Eat.Better app for all your superfood dietary needs.
Healthy green gunk
Recall just last week we discussed some of algae’s benefits. Feeding off of solar energy and carbon dioxide, it contains omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, carbs, and other important nutrients. Scientists backed up claims of its reputed heart healthy benefits. Companies listened and are adding it to their products. The only caveat is while 200-800k species are out there, few have been established as safe to consume. The Algae for a Healthy World program is working to flip those numbers. Is this feat even possible?
Just taken root
Similar to other plant growth, project “Algae for a Healthy World” is starting to take root. A multi organization coalition of experts is seeding the discussion. Using the current tools and technology available, they are working to cultivate a more optimal production of algae. Can their efforts bloom into a solution to feed the world? The Chinese had some success over 200 years ago. Its contributions to biofuel are acknowledged; the list doesn’t end there. Algae is added to cosmetics products, used in aquaculture and as a food ingredient too.
Won’t be long now
Speaking of foods, algae sounds much tastier than its scummy alias so companies likely won’t brand their products anything along those latter lines. That said, they will want to embrace it, gunk or not, for its probable commercial potential. As cost efficiency improves cultivation of this technology is destined to grow. At this rate, it won’t be long before shelves are covered in this green gunk. Are your feelings on #algae growing? Share your thoughts @Kitchology or @Kitchenchick123.
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