NutriSpring® is the producer brand of AlgaSpring products. NutriSpring® is a premium quality Nannochloropsis gaditana micro-algae for applications in food (human nutrition), aquaculture, feed and personal care.
Nannochloropsis gaditana is often referred to as marine Chorella, marine phytoplankton or marine fytoplankton.
NutriSpring® is a 100% Dutch quality microalgae product and produced in a pristine location at the banks of the Markermeer at the edge of the largest protected natural area of the Netherlands: Oostvaardersplassen. Our microalgae are grown on ancient seawater (Pleistocene 130.000 years old) which is free of contamination and heavy metals. The seawater is extracted from deep below the surface.
NutriSpring® is year round produced in a full controlled photobioreactor system by our dedicated team of PhD microbiologists. The microalgae are grown on selected food grade nutrients under the HACCP based ISO22000 and GMP+ certification. NutriSpring® consists of pure natural Nannochloropsis gaditana micro algae with zero additives, conservatives and pesticides.
It is an excellent source of valuable PUFA’s in particular it excels in the essential fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 omega-3) which amounts to 28% of the total fatty acids respectively. The EPA is present as phospholipid. The total amount of polar lipids is not found in any other commercial available micro-algae.
Other major fatty acids in NutriSpring® are C14:0, C16:0, C16:1 as well as the valuable C18:1 and C18:2 fatty acids. The fatty acids/EPA is attached to phospholipids which make the Nannochloropsis unique.
NutriSpring® is also a good source of several carotenoid pigments including beta-carotene, violaxanthin and vitamins including tocopherols that act as antioxidants. Finally NutriSpring® is a source of various sterols and valuable minerals.