Duplaco® guarantees that the Chlorella algae it produces are 100% vegan. Chlorella microalgae can be cultivated in several ways: heterotrophic, mixotrophic, or autotrophic. With autotrophic cultivation, light is used as the energy source and CO2 as carbon source. For heterotrophic cultivation, glucose is used as the energy and carbon source. For mixotrophic cultivation both light and glucose act as carbon sources. At Duplaco® the Chlorella microalgae are heterotrophically cultivated. The carbon source we use is 100% from vegetable origin.
What is vegan?
“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.” Do you want to read more about veganism? For more information please read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veganism
Market development of vegan raw materials like Chlorella
The market for vegan and vegetarian products is growing strong and in line with that growth also the need for protein alternatives. Chlorella algae contain a relatively high content of proteins, in general between 40% and 60%. This makes it an interesting source of protein that is also supplemented by a whole spectrum of interesting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Specific for the vegan and vegetarian food production we have Duplaco® Gold. This product was developed using natural breeding techniques. It is non-GMO and it is also not a novel food. Duplaco® Gold has a natural golden-yellow colour and it was specifically developed for the food market.
Vegan Chlorella powder @Duplaco
The Chlorella Pyrenoidosa manufactured in our plant in the Netherlands is completely free from artificial materials and chemicals in its product nor any binders and/or excipients in the process. Duplaco® Chlorella powder is solely made from 100% Chlorella Pyrenoidosa and the carbon source we use is 100% from vegetable origin. Therefore we claim that our Chlorella powder is both vegetarian and vegan.