High Pressures to facilitate protein extraction from spirulina

Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is rich in C-phycocyanin (C-pc), a protein-pigment complex with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective and anti-carcinogenic properties. This protein requires an extraction phase due to its intracellular location; preferably a cold extraction as high temperatures can alter its functionality. The extraction techniques currently used, such as a succession of freezing and thawing phases, are […] […]