Algae and Seaweed

The oldest living animals come from water or the sea. The abundance of minerals found in algae and seaweeds are so important to a good healthy diet that it was essential to look at this medium to complement the ingredients that A.G.M. Foods uses in producing its quality probiotic food products.


Chlorella is well-known for its high nutritional value, it is high in chlorophyll and nucleic acid. The cell walls have been found to be valuable, a substructure of the cell wall contains complex polysaccharides. Chlorella contains a greater quantity of fatty acids than either spirulina or wild blue-green.

Dunaliella salina

Dunaliella salina offers exceptional amounts of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. It has a high protein level. Often combined with Spirulina or other micro-algae and is a rich source of carotenoids which provide fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors, odours and tastes.


Laminaria species

Kelp is a type of seaweed, or algae, commonly eaten in Asian countries, such as Japan and China. Kelp is found mainly in kelp forests within shallow bodies of saltwater. It contains many vitamins, especially B vitamins, which are essential for cellular metabolism and providing your body with energy. It also contains vitamins C and E, which are both strong antioxidants. Kelp is considered a completely mineralized food, containing a plethora of minerals.


spirulina-2aSpirulina is a blue-green algae which grows on the surface of alkaline lakes. Extensive research has shown it to be a truly remarkable food source with its phenomenally high protein content and rich reserves of many vital nutrients – including vitamin B12.

This blue-green algae is so small that it needs a microscope to see the spring-shaped filaments just a millimetre long and only one cell wide. It was found on analysis to be the richest natural source of protein yet discovered. Spirulina has a higher proportion of protein than yeast (35%), fish and lean meat (18-20%), or even dried egg (45%).


Dulse is a type of seaweed which contains good amounts of Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E, and minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, chromium, iodine and zinc and trace elements.