Spirulina is recognised as the most nutrient dense food on the planet.
Spirulina is highly nutritious and can be added to just about any anything - from meals, to drinks or even beauty products!
Scientific Name: Athrospira Platensis
Definition: A microscopic photosynthetic spiral shaped cyanobacteria
Description: A mira ulous blue-green alga that captures sunhine into it’s body to grow and thrive.
AN ANCIENT MARINER WHO'S
TIME HAS COME
Spirulina was here at the beginning of time and is one of the earth’s elder species. It floated around in the primordial seas over 3.6 billion years ago when life was just getting started. In fact, Spirulina and its cousins are among the origin species which gave rise to all other life forms. For example, blue-green algae, like spirulina provided an evolutionary bridge between bacteria and green plants.
Further, it was the action of Spirulina and other cyanobacteria that put oxygen in the atmosphere. This caused life on earth to explode, thrive and diversify into all its wondrous forms. including us.
In nature, Spirulina grows in mineral-rich lakes that are often found near volcanoes or places with thermal activity. The largest Spirulina lakes include lake Texcoco in Mexico, lakes along the Great Rift Valley in East-Africa; and lake Chad in Central Africa.
Since life started with these tiny miracles it is no surprise that our body recognizes fresh Spirulina as a nutritious food.
It turns out that spirulina is highly nutritious.
In fact, it is recognized as the most nutrient dense food on the planet. Not only that, spirulina has a whole host of medicinal and health benefits.
Civilizations have eaten Spirulina for centuries, including the Mayans and Incas. Spirulina is still harvested for food by the Kanembu people living around Lake Chad. Women collect the spirulina and filter out the water in the sand. The dried ‘flatcakes’ – called dihé – are sold in local markets.
Spirulina is so nutritious and easy to cultivate that the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) claim that Spirulina is “the most ideal food for mankind” and have called upon nations to look to Spirulina to fulfil their food security needs.
The United States Department of Agriculture declared that “Spirulina is the food for the future”. Further, NASA has investigated Spirulina for space travel.