United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  11666, Seaweed, spirulina, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Spirulina spp.
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
Proximates Water g 90.67 5 1.000
Proximates Energy kcal 26 -- --
Proximates Energy kJ 109 -- --
Proximates Protein g 5.92 14 0.150
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.39 10 0.080
Proximates Ash g 0.60 8 0.060
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 2.42 -- --
Proximates Fiber, total dietary g 0.4 -- --
Proximates Sugars, total g 0.30 -- --
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 12 -- --
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 2.79 -- --
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 19 -- --
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 11 -- --
Minerals Potassium, K mg 127 2 --
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 98 2 --
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.20 -- --
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.597 -- --
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.186 -- --
Minerals Selenium, Se µg 0.7 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 0.9 4 0.010
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.222 4 0.095
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.342 4 0.080
Vitamins Niacin mg 1.196 -- --
Vitamins Pantothenic acid mg 0.325 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin B-6 mg 0.034 4 0.205
Vitamins Folate, total µg 9 -- --
Vitamins Folic acid µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Folate, food µg 9 -- --
Vitamins Folate, DFE µg 9 -- --
Vitamins Choline, total mg 6.5 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 3 -- --
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Carotene, beta µg 33 -- --
Vitamins Carotene, alpha µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Cryptoxanthin, beta µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 56 -- --
Vitamins Lycopene µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Lutein + zeaxanthin µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 0.49 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 2.5 -- --
Lipids Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.135 -- --
Lipids 14:0 g 0.004 -- --
Lipids 16:0 g 0.127 -- --
Lipids 18:0 g 0.004 -- --
Lipids Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.034 -- --
Lipids 16:1 undifferentiated g 0.017 -- --
Lipids 18:1 undifferentiated g 0.018 -- --
Lipids Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.106 -- --
Lipids 18:2 undifferentiated g 0.064 -- --
Lipids 18:3 undifferentiated g 0.042 -- --
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- --
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- --
Amino Acids Tryptophan g 0.096 8 --
Amino Acids Threonine g 0.306 9 --
Amino Acids Isoleucine g 0.331 9 --
Amino Acids Leucine g 0.509 9 --
Amino Acids Lysine g 0.312 9 --
Amino Acids Methionine g 0.118 9 --
Amino Acids Cystine g 0.068 7 --
Amino Acids Phenylalanine g 0.286 9 --
Amino Acids Tyrosine g 0.266 9 --
Amino Acids Valine g 0.362 8 --
Amino Acids Arginine g 0.427 8 --
Amino Acids Histidine g 0.112 8 --
Amino Acids Alanine g 0.465 8 --
Amino Acids Aspartic acid g 0.597 8 --
Amino Acids Glutamic acid g 0.864 8 --
Amino Acids Glycine g 0.319 8 --
Amino Acids Proline g 0.245 8 --
Amino Acids Serine g 0.309 8 --
Other Alcohol, ethyl g 0.0 -- --
Other Caffeine mg 0 -- --
Other Theobromine mg 0 -- --
Langual Code(s)

  • A0152 VEGETABLE OR VEGETABLE PRODUCT (US CFR)
  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B2039 SPIRULINA
  • C0247 PART OF ALGAE OR FUNGUS
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0001 PRESERVATION METHOD NOT KNOWN
  • K0003 NO PACKING MEDIUM USED
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION