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Table 2 Physiochemical characterization of dried biomass and protein concentrate (n = 3)

From: Concentration and characterization of microalgae proteins from Chlorella pyrenoidosa

Parameters Dried biomass (% w/w) Protein concentrate (% w/w)
Moisture 6.42 ± 0.34 4.43 ± 0.02
Ash 4.56 ± 0.26 4.10 ± 0.13
Protein 45.02 ± 2.73 78.30 ± 0.93
Fat 22.89 ± 1.78 4.12 ± 0.12
Carbohydrate (by difference) 21.11 9.05
Carbohydrate (by anthrone method) 23.32 ± 1.05 12.80 ± 0.83
Water-holding capacity (WHC) ND 3.09 ± 0.01
Oil-holding capacity (OHC) ND 2.02 ± 0.04
Foaming capacity (FC) ND 95.00 ± 1.14
Foaming stability (FS) ND 97.45 ± 0.46
Thermal characteristic
 T 0 (°C) ND 43.29 ± 1.91
 T d (°C) ND 60.10 ± 2.43
  1. All the data are expressed as mean ± SD of three determinations
  2. ND not determined