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Spirulina – The Green Superfood
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in freshwater. It is a
complete protein that contains the ideal balance of all nine essential
amino acids. Its protein is more digestible than other protein sources
such as soy and red meat.
Spirulina’s enormous protein content is not the only asset that makes
it a superfood. Spirulina is naturally loaded with vitamins A through E,
iron, potassium, calcium, and antioxidants. All it takes is one to two
teaspoons per day to add a major boost of protein, vitamins and minerals
to your everyday diet.
Spirulina is grown in shallow man-made ponds with moving water to
accelerate growth. The growers continually add clean, fresh water and
nutrients to keep the spirulina thriving. When mature, the spirulina is
harvested with filters and washed in fresh water. After harvesting it is
dried with spray drying machines. Our spirulina is non-irradiated and
non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism).
To enjoy this superfood simply mix one teaspoon of in smoothies, dips,
salad dressings, liquids, or sprinkle it in food. It’ll blend right in
to make your meal super food! Add spirulina to your favorite food to
boost its protein content. It mixes into virtually any food or liquid!
1) Spirulina is about 55-77% protein by weight compared with 27% of meat
and 34% of soy. This means that one ounce boasts 16 grams of protein.
2) The cell walls of Spirulina have no cellulose so its protein is
85%-95% digestible. This percentage is higher than that of any other
3) Spirulina has 26 times the calcium of milk, which makes it a more
potent alternative to common calcium sources such as dairy and cheeses.
4) Spirulina has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of over
24,000, which is four times the ORAC score of blueberries! The ORAC
score measures the antioxidant concentration in foods.
5) Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the human
body. We must get these fatty acids from the foods we eat. Spirulina is
an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
6) Spirulina also contains a wide range of minerals, ranging from
calcium to potassium to zinc.
7) Spirulina may lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Its
anti-inflammatory properties stem from the presence of gamma linolenic