Rhodomonas salina

Colour: red/brown

Flavour: High umami and seafood taste.

Found in marine brackish water, temperature 10-25°C.

Nutritional benefits:
Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and phycoerythrin.

Health benefits:
Anti-parasitic, anti-tumor, anti-cancer, antioxidant, omega-3, DHA: coronary heart disease, aging-related degenerative diseases.

How to eat it:

... in mayonaise?

As a practical example of a delicious way to use this microalgae species in your daily meals, we have adapted a lovely recipe for a Rhodomonas veganaise that was created at ILVO.

At the moment, Rhodomonas salina is not a commercial microalgae. The ValgOrize project aims at moving the European market forward towards a wider microalgae consumption.

tubes with salina culture looking reddish brown small bottles with salina looking reddish brown


Contact us

Jasper van Houcke

HZ Researcher

Johan Robbens

ValgOrize project coordinator

See also