Spirulina Organic powder
Latin Name: Arthrospira spp.
Plant Family: Phormidiaceae
Did you know that gram for gram spirulina has 58 times more iron in it that the same weight of spinach? Viewed as being a complete protein, spirulina contains all nine of the essential amino acids needed for growth and repair of the body that it cannot generate itself, spirulina also contains many of the non-essential amino acids.
Spirulina is a microscopic plant that is harvested from open-air, freshwater ponds, and is a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein and chlorophyll.
Technically not a herb (actually a cyanobacteria), it boasts its fair share of health promoting properties. It is rich in Chlorophyll, and like plants, gets its energy from the sun.
Spirulina is a natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) powder that is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients.
When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available.
It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and is typically recommended to vegetarians for its high natural iron content.
It is high in B-12 content.
The high concentration of protein and iron also makes it ideal during pregnancy, after surgery, or anytime the immune system needs a boost.
Recommended taken mixed into cold or lukewarm liquids. Try mixed into smoothies, juices, water or even soya yoghurts and soya milk products.
Note: Full fat products work better for mixing with powders. For mixing with more watery liquids, try making a thick paste (a roué) with a small amount of water/liquid first, then add to your liquid.
Country of Origin: China
Suggested Use: Guideline: 3-5g mixed with your favourite smoothie or juice
Recommended Allowance 5g (1tsp) a day
Storage: Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handles nuts, seeds, cereals, soya & products containing gluten.
• Energy (Kj) 1365
• Energy (Kcal) 326
• Fat (g) 5.9
• Carbohydrates (g) 12
• Protein (g) 64.2