Haematococcus pluvialis


Haematococcus pluvialis is a fresh water microalga able to produce astaxanthin as a protection element under certain conditions such as the lack of nutrients, intense bright light or high salinity. The red appearance of lakes and ponds is because of this microalga.

getit_6_light Astaxanthin is a strong antioxidant used in the food industry and cosmetics, but it is very unstable to air and light.

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