euglena : ミドリムシ;
monad : 単細胞生物;
chloroplast: 葉緑体, クロロプラスト;
phytonutrient 植物性栄養 素;
Several days ago, a friend of mine gave me a cookie. It was green, but it didn’t taste like matcha. I wondered why this cookie was green, so I asked her. She told me that its color was because of “euglena”!
Recently, euglena is often mentioned on TV or in magazines. Euglena is a monad, and its size is about 0.1mm or less. It is called midorimushi in Japanese. Euglena is often seen in fresh water. These monads move with their flagella, but they have chloroplasts to produce their own energy. In other words, they have the nature of both animals and plants. They have not only phytonutrients, which are in vegetables, but also zooid nutrition, which is in animal products. Euglena are really effective for maintaining health!
There are many processed foods such as yogurt and cookies that contain euglena. When I heard about the cookies with euglena, I thought they sounded a little yucky. However, they were delicious. You should try euglena foods for your “green” health! (written by student Miss S, edited by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)