Superfoods are food ingredients with particularly valuable nutritional characteristics and of great benefit for daily health and well-being.
Spirulina, dried biomass extracted from the homonymous seaweed, is among those superfoods. Spirulina is a food ingredient approved by EFSA, that can be used to enrich foods of daily use, like pasta, chocolate, beer, as a primary ingredient for food supplements and is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It is indeed rich in acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
Virto-Cuccolini vibrating sieves technology entered the spirulina algae harvesting phase, at the end of the aquaculture, where it must be filtered and separated from the liquid. In the specific case study, where we provided a circular vibrating screen for an Italian customer, the mesh of the screening network was set at 25 µm, to be able to carry out a particularly fine separation. We are, in any case, able to obtain significant results even with smaller meshes.