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Pump Up the Nutrients! Wolffia is in the house - article by Monica P. Zelaya

flo Wolffia and Advanced GreenFarm invite you to check out an article on Wolffia and our team by Monica P. Zelaya in collaboration with SPACE-F in their series of articles highlighting the innovations of alumni of the Space-F program.




In this article, Monica highlights Wolffia's as renewable and nutrient-rich sources of food. We would like to add some more info below for those of you who are interested.


Wolffia comes packed with high quality plant-based protein comparable to the world’s staple seeds & grains, while containing high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can rival the King & Queen of leafy vegetables.


Alternative plant-based protein source


Wolffia contains 40% protein by dry weight compared to soy at 36%, lentil at 24% and quinoa at 14%.

Wolffia contains higher protein per dry weight than soy, lentils, and quinoa with 40% protein by dry weight compared to 36%, 24% and 14% respectively.


Notably, Wolffia offers all essential amino acids. In contrast to seed storage protein which hold a limited variety of amino acids, Wolffia - which can be eaten as a whole plant - harbors balanced amino acid profile, much higher in terms of amino acid variety closer to animal protein, making Wolffia a great source of the coveted high quality plant-based protein.


Wolffia also has a good BCAA ratio, which makes Wolffia powder appealing for plant-based community and athletes who are currently consuming soy/pea protein.


Wolffia is also very lean, with minimal carbohydrate and fat. The Wolffia powder needs no processing, it is basically just protein, fiber, and all the good nutrients.




Plant-based source of natural B12


Rarely can you find Vitamin B12 in plants. Intriguingly, Wolffia offers a unique plant-based source for natural vitamin B12. Research has confirmed that B12 from Wolffia is bioavailable and well-absorbed in humans (REF).


1 cup (150g) of Advanced GreenFarm's fresh Wolffia harbors 380% RDI of vitamin B12.


Loads of key vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and antioxidants.


Wolffia is reported to be a good source of various nutrients (%RDI per 10g Dry Weight):

> 70% of Vitamin B12, Folate, Beta-carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Manganese

> 25% of Vitamin A, E, K and Calcium

> 10% of Fiber, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron and Zinc

> 5% of Vitamin B1, B3, B5, B6, Biotin, Choline, Magnesium


Advanced GreenFarm's precision aquaculture has enriched Wolffia's nutritional content even further (as shown in the fresh Wolffia graph - %RDI per 150g/1 cup).




Wolffia powder - what are the numbers?


Minimally processed, flo Wolffia powder boasts 40% protein - simply by drying, no harsh chemical involved. With the drying process, the nutrients become more concentrated but at the same time, some heat-sensitive vitamins decrease quite a bit.


Our analysis shows the impressive numbers measured from flo's dried powder Wolffia with Vitamin A and K, Iodine and Zinc >/= 100% RDI, Iron and Manganese = 40% RDI and Copper 30% RDI. Though Vitamin B12 level drops from the fresh Wolffia, 10g of Wolffia powder still contains 10% RDI.



We hope the info further entice you to learn more about Wolffia globosa and our flo products. If there is any further questions, feel free to contact our team!

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