Algae grown in Vietnam have protein, higher beta-carotene content of France and Japan, used as a medicine to prevent cancer, cardiovascular and aging.
Hoa Lac High-tech Research and Application Institute (Ministry of Science and Technology) has successfully cultivated Spirulina spirulina VNU A03 - a micro-algae that has a spring-shaped twisted shape, blue, size from 0.25 -1 mm. This species of algae has nutrients (protein, sugar, fatty acids, vitamins .) that are beneficial for cardiovascular and nervous system activity, anti-aging, prevent cancer, increase body resistance.
Mr. Bui Duc Thang, Director of Hoa Lac High-Tech Research and Application Institute, said that among hundreds of varieties, Vietnamese scientists have chosen to create, test and select Spirulina VNU A03 and build culture process. After 5 years, analyzing and monitoring seed development under Vietnam's environmental conditions, in September 2018 scientists selected and built up conventional and public scale farming procedures. career.
"At present, the culture capacity reaches 5 - 6 tons of dried algae per year," Thang said, compared with the imported algae and Vietnamese algae with high protein, accounting for 68% of the mass (French products accounted for 60%, Taiwan 62%). In particular, the content of beta - carotene is superior to that of Japanese algae - the brand name in the exploitation and production of products derived from Spirulina. This substance works to prevent cancer, anti-aging and effectiveness in people at risk of cardiovascular disease, prevention and cure of dry eye disease in children, has been certified by many scientific researches in the world. gender.
Currently , Hoa Lac High-Tech Research and Application Institute applies technology in the cultivation and production of Spirulina algae with the infrastructure of nearly 6,000m2. The production area is planned to be closed and hygienic, and the Ministry of Health issues a certificate to the qualified food safety facility. Spirulina spirulina VNU A03 is being used by the research team to be the pharmaceutical enterprises, processing food products, nutritious food, health protection, cosmetic production .
Spirulina spirulina VNU A03 is the result of a State-level Scientific Research Project jointly implemented by Hoa Lac High-Tech Research and Application Institute and Vietnam Academy of Agriculture. This algae strain has been recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as the first seed variety in Vietnam. According to the Prime Minister's Decree 65/2017, Spirulina strain VNU A03 is classified as a medicinal resource for application in the health sector.