Dunaliella salina

Dunaliella salina is a species of single-celled algae that grows in high salt waters. It is known for its antioxidant activity due to the fact that it contains a large amount of carotenoids. The presence of beta-carotene makes the algae appear red in color. Dunaliella salina can be used a source of carotenoids for dietary supplements 1.


  1. Oren A. A hundred years of Dunaliella research: 1905-2005. Saline Systems. 2005;1:2.