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Posted by mikecoscia on January 22, 2003 at 18:28:20:

In Reply to: More.... posted by azteclizard on January 22, 2003 at 15:27:46:

Bill I understand these people are selling a product, but spirulina is a great protein source. I have raised healthy dart frogs on it that had strong back legs and no deformities, that’s enough to prove its value to me…lol. But seriously I don’t blame you for being weary, because im weary of the supplements you use. However for every website you find out there, there is always going to be one that says the opposite. In this case im going with the majority saying spirulina is an excellent nutritional supplement. While at work I remembered that Tracy being the total health nut she is, used a database at the USDA’s (a very reliable source) website for figuring out her nutritional intake and what to eat. So I figured I would compare the two to find out exactly what is in meat baby food (ran chicken other meats where similar) and dried spirulina. Here are the results for 100 grams of each:

Nutritional Data for 100 grams of SEAWEED; SPIRULINA, DRIED
Mean value per 100.00 grams edible part; 0.0% refuse
Portions: 100 gm = 100.00 gm, 100 gm = 100.00 gm
17.7% Cals from fat, 59.9% Cals from protein, 22.4% Cals from carbs.

Name, Unit Amount, %RDA(male), %RDA(female)
Food energy KCal: 290.000 10.0% 13.2%
Protein Gms : 57.470 91.2% 114.9%
Total lipid (fat) Gms : 7.720 8.0% 10.5%
Carbohydrate, by diff. Gms : 23.900 5.1% 7.1%
Total saturated fat Gms : 2.650 8.2% 10.9%
Ttl monounsaturated fat Gms : 0.675
Ttl polyunsaturated fat Gms : 2.080
Cholesterol Mg : 0.000 0.0% 0.0%
Sodium Mg : 1048.000 209.6% 209.6%
Total dietary fiber Gms : 3.600 14.4% 14.4%
Vitamin A Re : 57.000 5.7% 7.1%
Vitamin A IU : 570.000
Ascorbic acid Mg : 10.100 16.8% 16.8%
Thiamin Mg : 2.380 158.7% 216.4%
Riboflavin Mg : 3.670 215.9% 282.3%
Niacin Mg : 12.820 67.5% 85.5%
Vitamin B6 Mg : 0.364 18.2% 22.7%
Folacin Mcg : 94.000 47.0% 52.2%
Vitamin B12 Mcg : 0.000 0.0% 0.0%
Potassium Mg : 1363.000 68.2% 68.2%
Calcium Mg : 120.000 15.0% 15.0%
Phosphorus Mg : 118.000 14.8% 14.8%
Magnesium Mg : 195.000 55.7% 69.6%
Iron Mg : 28.500 285.0% 190.0%
Zinc Mg : 2.000 13.3% 16.7%
Pantothenic acid Mg : 3.480 69.6% 69.6%
Copper Mg : 6.100 305.0% 305.0%
Manganese Mg : 1.900 54.3% 54.3%
Ash Gms : 6.230
Water Gms : 4.680
Food energy KJ : 1214.000
Myristic acid (14:0) Gms : 0.075
Palmitic acid (16:0) Gms : 2.496
Stearic acid (18:0) Gms : 0.077
Palmitoleic acid(16:1) Gms : 0.328
Oleic acid (18:1) Gms : 0.347
Linoleic acid (18:2/n6) Gms : 1.254 19.6% 25.6%
Linolenic acid(18:3/n3) Gms : 0.823 51.4% 68.6%
Histidine Gms : 1.085 114.2% 142.8%
Isoleucine Gms : 3.209 406.2% 509.4%
Leucine Gms : 4.947 445.7% 562.2%
Lysine Gms : 3.025 318.4% 398.0%
Methionine Gms : 1.149
Cystine Gms : 0.662
Methionine+Cystine Gms : 1.811 175.8% 220.9%
Phenylalanine Gms : 2.777
Tyrosine Gms : 2.584
Phenylalanine+Tyrosine Gms : 5.361 483.0% 609.2%
Threonine Gms : 2.970 540.0% 337.5%
Tryptophan Gms : 0.929 331.8% 422.3%
Valine Gms : 3.512 444.6% 557.5%
Arginine Gms : 4.147
Alanine Gms : 4.515
Aspartic acid Gms : 5.793
Glutamic acid Gms : 8.386
Glycine Gms : 3.099
@Y: 2.382
Serine Gms : 2.998
Protein Score: 100, 32% ideal. EAA score: 1.25.
Limiting Amino Acid: Histidine


Nutritional Data for 100 grams of BABYFOOD; MEAT, CHICKEN, STR
Mean value per 100.00 grams edible part; 0.0% refuse
Portions: 1 JAR = 99.00 gm, 1 OZ = 28.35 gm
55.8% Cals from fat, 44.0% Cals from protein, 0.3% Cals from carbs.

Name, Unit Amount, %RDA(male), %RDA(female)
Food energy KCal: 130.000 4.5% 5.9%
Protein Gms : 13.700 21.7% 27.4%
Total lipid (fat) Gms : 7.900 8.2% 10.8%
Carbohydrate, by diff. Gms : 0.100 0.0% 0.0%
Total saturated fat Gms : 2.030 6.3% 8.3%
Ttl monounsaturated fat Gms : 3.560
Ttl polyunsaturated fat Gms : 1.920
Sodium Mg : 47.000 9.4% 9.4%
Total dietary fiber Gms : 0.000 0.0% 0.0%
Vitamin A Re : 40.000 4.0% 5.0%
Vitamin A IU : 135.000
Ascorbic acid Mg : 1.700 2.8% 2.8%
Thiamin Mg : 0.014 0.9% 1.3%
Riboflavin Mg : 0.152 8.9% 11.7%
Niacin Mg : 3.255 17.1% 21.7%
Vitamin B6 Mg : 0.200 10.0% 12.5%
Folacin Mcg : 10.400 5.2% 5.8%
Vitamin B12 Mcg : 0.400 20.0% 20.0%
Potassium Mg : 141.000 7.0% 7.0%
Calcium Mg : 64.000 8.0% 8.0%
Phosphorus Mg : 97.000 12.1% 12.1%
Magnesium Mg : 13.000 3.7% 4.6%
Iron Mg : 1.400 14.0% 9.3%
Zinc Mg : 1.210 8.1% 10.1%
Pantothenic acid Mg : 0.680 13.6% 13.6%
Copper Mg : 0.045 2.2% 2.2%
Ash Gms : 0.800
Water Gms : 77.500
Food energy KJ : 542.000
Lauric acid (12:0) Gms : 0.000
Myristic acid (14:0) Gms : 0.050
Palmitic acid (16:0) Gms : 1.480
Stearic acid (18:0) Gms : 0.420
Palmitoleic acid(16:1) Gms : 0.290
Oleic acid (18:1) Gms : 3.250
Gadoleic acid (20:1) Gms : 0.020
Linoleic acid (18:2/n6) Gms : 1.850 28.9% 37.8%
Linolenic acid(18:3/n3) Gms : 0.040 2.5% 3.3%
Eicosatetraenoic(20:4) Gms : 0.030
Histidine Gms : 0.415 43.7% 54.6%
Isoleucine Gms : 0.645 81.6% 102.4%
Leucine Gms : 1.058 95.3% 120.2%
Lysine Gms : 1.144 120.4% 150.5%
Methionine Gms : 0.367
Cystine Gms : 0.180
Methionine+Cystine Gms : 0.547 53.1% 66.7%
Phenylalanine Gms : 0.558
Tyrosine Gms : 0.439
Phenylalanine+Tyrosine Gms : 0.997 89.8% 113.3%
Threonine Gms : 0.615 111.8% 69.9%
Tryptophan Gms : 0.156 55.7% 70.9%
Valine Gms : 0.689 87.2% 109.4%
Arginine Gms : 0.957
Alanine Gms : 0.871
Aspartic acid Gms : 1.269
Glutamic acid Gms : 1.982
Glycine Gms : 0.913
@Y: 0.707
Serine Gms : 0.498
Protein Score: 100, 53% ideal. EAA score: 2.01.
Limiting Amino Acid: Histidine

I just found this interesting, useful and def a good source. Just look at some of those values, for humans whose nutritional needs are higher it provides 91% for males and 114% for females of their daily protein intake, while the meat baby food is a measly 21% and 27%. A lot of the amino acids are well over the 100% range too. Vitamins are also much higher. I mean I knew the stuff was beneficial but honestly not this much. So the benefits are definitely large compared to meat baby food at least. It made think that I should be taking it everyday, maybe I could manage those high school kids better…lol. Anyway just some good old fashion debating =).


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