- Spirulina is a microalga that can be consumed by humans
- It is usually taken by humans as a nutritional supplement an is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima
- Arthrospira is cultivated worldwide; used as a dietary supplement as well as a whole food; and is available in tablet and powder form
- Spirulina Arthrospira is a planktonic blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) found in warm water alkaline volcanic lakes
- Rich in raw protein and seven major vitamins: A1, B1, B2, B6, B12 (one of the best natural sources for B12.
- It naturally contains beta-carotene, color enhancing pigments, and whole range of minerals.
- Spirulina provides phycocyanin, a source of biliverdin which is among the most potent of all intra-cellular antioxidants.
- Spirulina aids in building red blood cells and stem cells.
|Protein||60 – 65 %|
|Carbohydrate||19 – 22 %|
|Minerals||05 - 13 %|
|Fat||2 – 5 %|
|Moisture||3 – 7 %|
|Iron||2 – 6 %|
|Phycocyanin||7 – 12 %|
300 % more calcium than unskimmed milk
2.300 % more iron than spinach
3.900 % more beta-carotene than carrots
375 % more protein than tofu