Production of biofuels (biodiesel, biomethane and biohydrogen), cosmetics (skin care), supplementary foods (polyunsaturated fatty acids), pigments (carotenoids and chlorophyll) and wastewater treatments (reduction of chemical oxygen demand and bioremediation).
High digestibility properties.
High protein content.
Rich source of carotenoids (astaxanthin, lutein, β-carotene, lycopene and cantaxanthin.
Contains vitamin A, B, C and E.
Rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.
Excellent source of essential micronutrients.
Inhibitory activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Can act as chelating agent and facilitate the penetration and absorption of micronutrients through various parts of plants.