Parry Nutraceuticals is a division of EID Parry, which deals in sugar and nutraceuticals. EID Parry is a part of the prestigious Murugappa Group, one of India's leading business conglomerates. Founded in 1900, the 5.3 bn USD Murugappa Group is headquartered in Chennai, India and has 28 businesses.
In the 1980s, as a step towards addressing malnutrition, the Murugappa Chettiar Research Centre (MCRC) initiated work on Spirulina as a source of protein and vital nutrients for children living in rural areas. The initiative was then commercially scaled up to a 135-acre open-pond farming facility in Oonaiyur, a remote pristine village in Chettinad, South Tamil Nadu, India.
Parry’s mission is to consistently produce and supply high-quality supplements packed with nutrients derived from microalgae and other sources of sustainable nutrition. Its proprietary and hybrid cultivating methods ensure minimal negative impact on the environment - land, water, and other resources. The company supplies its high-quality health supplements to leading global health brands selling across the world, in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Far East.
With over 42 years of expertise in micro-algae cultivation, the facility has a team of expert researchers and state-of-the-art equipment’s for cultivation and processing of micro-algae products. Parry is the largest Spirulina manufacturer in India and to validate their commitment to quality, their Spirulina was the first and only Spirulina to complete the USP Dietary Ingredient Verification Program, endorsed to align with the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act.
Valensa International, headquartered in Florida, is a wholly owned subsidiary of EID Parry. For two decades, Valensa has partnered with nutrition, food, and pharmaceutical companies to develop patented formulations for human and companion-animal well-being.