Microalgae are a source of a wide variety of nutrients such as omega 3, and are also very rich in protein. Spirulina, chlorella and blue-green algae are examples of microalgae that are available as dietary supplements. However, these ingredients are traversing to food and beverages at a rapid rate to boost the health profile of many new products.
Innova Market Insights has reported a +47% CAGR for new products with a “superfood” claim (Global, 2011-2016).There is no definitive list of superfoods; they are just foods deemed highly nutritious for whatever reason. New superfood ingredient discoveries continue to emerge and are being marketed accordingly.