This Spirulina powder is certified organic and guaranteed contaminant free made from blue-green, freshwater algae. It is suitable for a vegan diet and has been dried at low temperatures with nothing added or taken away.
Spirulina powder has only become such a sought-after addition to the Western diet in recent years, meaning that many of our customers are still highly unfamiliar with this nutrient-dense and rather striking food supplement.
Sometimes sold in capsule form, it is made from a special type of unicellular freshwater blue-green algae that was once a valuable source of food and medicine for the Aztecs and Mesoamericans.
Today, spirulina algae is cultivated in lakes and pools all over the world, where it especially thrives at a pH of around 8.5 and a temperature of approximately 30 °C.
Thanks to its high nutritional content, NASA and the European Space Agency both proposed that spirulina be cultivated as a primary source of food during long-term space missions.
Spirulina Powder Benefits
Those considering the purchase of spirulina powder for the very first time, quite rightly want to know more about its plethora of purported benefits.
These much prized benefits have been enjoyed for thousands of years by the Aztecs for example, who referred to spirulina as ‘tecuitlatl’ and supplied it to their athletes and warriors for added strength and endurance.
So, what makes this nutrient-dense powder extracted from blue-green, freshwater algae so special and which of these benefits would be of greatest interest to you? -
· It contains an abundance of valuable nutrients, including protein (it’s actually considered a complete source of protein, making it a favourite with vegetarians).
· Possesses fibre and chlorophyll (the natural plant pigment that’s responsible for its striking colour and allows plants to absorb energy from light).
· It is also has calcium, vitamins (vitamins B12 and K) and minerals (such as magnesium, potassium, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron, copper and manganese).
How to use Spirulina Powder
Spirulina Powder is perfect in smoothies, shakes, juices and protein drinks, or as an additional ingredient in rawfood recipes.
Spirulina Powder Recipe - Spirulina Tropical Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen pineapple
- 1/2 a cup of raw almond milk (preferably homemade)
- 1 tbsp. of passion fruit powder
- 1 tbsp. of lucuma powder
-1 tbsp. of spirulina powder
Simply place all of the above ingredients into your blender, blitz until smooth and creamy, pour into a glass, and enjoy!
Spirulina Powder Authorised Health Claims
Spirulina Powder is rich in calcium. The calcium in spirulina powder contributes to normal blood clotting, a normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal muscle function and normal neurotransmission. It also contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes and has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation.
In addition, calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and normal teeth, as well as the normal growth and development of bone in children.