Spirulina superfood is a blue green algae, a living organism that is made into powders, drinks and tablets for the Health Food Market.
This blue green algae is grown in stagnant ponds, fresh or saltwater. It is then harvested for its unique super food qualities.
It has a very high protein content, averaging between 55- 70,% depending on the processing quality.
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Spirulina for Vegans and Vegetarians
Believe it or not, this blue green algae is also used as a fish supplement and can be found in many common dried fish foods.
Spirulina superfood was also a staple part of the Aztecs diet. They made it into round cakes and sold it in their market places. Also the Meso-Americans knew about the great health benefits from Spirulina and they, too, harvested this algae.
Spirulina Nutrition Table
Minerals - Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Iron, Chromium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Sodium, Selenium and Zinc
Essential fatty acids - GLA, ALA, LA, SDA, EPA, DHA
Warning - Spirulina should not be consumed by sufferers of Phenylketonuria, as this product is full of Amino acids and is not fit for their consumption, as it may lead to damage of the brain.
How is Spirulina Farmed?
Countries such in Africa where their people are suffering from lack of nutrition, and also lands that have now turned barren, are taking on the farming Spirulina superfood for its superior nutrition. Also, it is a crop that can create profitable returns.
Waste matter is recycled into nutrients. Apparently this is the only form of food that Spirulina need to grow. It’s not dependent upon fertilizers for its growth. In most cases waste materials and even human waste (Third World countries) is placed into a biogas-digester before it is released to the Algae. It’s that simple.
The result is that the waste is converted into carbon dioxide and then added to the Spirulina.
Later, the Spirulina is collected and strained through a very fine wire mesh. It is then collected as a paste. This paste is then left to dry in a solar heated dryer, eventually made into flakes which can be sold locally or to market.
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