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Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia

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Abstract

TERAN, Elizabeth. Spirulin: a new Brazilian fashion. Rev. bras. farmacogn. [online]. 1989, vol.2-3-4, pp. 197-207. ISSN 0102-695X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-695X1989000100014.

The author presents a series of figures referents to morphology, culture, process of manufacture, chemical composition and uses of spiruline, a blue-green microalgae which consumption is in evidence in some countries of Europe, Asia and North America and begins to be widely utilized by Brazilians.

Keywords : espiruline; Spirulina maxima; Spirulina ptatensis.

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