SPIRULINA

Spirulina is one of nature's most concentrated sources of food, rich in protein and chlorophyll.

Spirulina comes from Central America and Africa and is one of the first photosynthetic organisms on earth. Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae that lives in both fresh water and salt water. Legend has it that Columbus discovered Spirulina when they came to Mexico in the late 1400s. In the 1940s, French anthropologist, Dr. Creach, noticed that Kanembi tribe at Lake Chad in North Africa had an unusual diet. The Kanembi tribe ate a surprising amount of algae from the lake and the word soon spread about this exciting food.

In 1967 the first farms started in Mexico and have since grown in popularity. NASA has made use of Spirulina on space expeditions precisely for its concentrated nutrition. Today, Spirulina is grown and harvested in large freshwater ponds under controlled conditions. Spirulina is one of the few algae that can grow in water with a high pH. There are over 50 different species and the most common variety is Arthrospira platensis.

Nutrition
When talking about Spirulina the term superfood is often mentioned, and it is not surprising because this tiny alga contains tons of different nutrients. Spirulina contains Protein, carotenoids and chlorophyll. Superfruits Spirulina is certified organic. Spirulina powder can be used in your smoothies or cooking. Start with small doses of 1/2-1 tsp. to accustom the body and gradually increase the amount up to a tablespoon.