What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue alga belonging to a class of blue-green, spiral-form unicellular algae. It is a microscopic alga that grows in fresh water, and has very ancient origins. Despite being in the class of blue algae, spirulina has a dark green colour, while its name comes from its spiral-like form.
The origin of Spirulina
Spirulina (arthrospira platensis) belongs to a class of blue-green, spiral-form unicellular algae. It grows in lakes and streams in at least 35 varieties. It mainly lives in alkaline fresh water, and a particularly robust. The alga forms helical and spiral-like filaments that are so microscopic that they are invisible to the naked eye.
Spirulina alga has existed since the beginning of life on Earth, and thus has an extremely long history. It is one of the smallest and simplest forms of life on Earth, and has an important role in the food chain. This life form represents the first link in the food chain. Via photosynthesis, the alga transforms sunlight into substances essential nutrients for life.
Our Spirulina is organic and comes from the province of Tamil Nadu, an unspoiled rural area in southern India, where it is grown without the use of pesticides and unnatural chemical fertilizers and away from sources of pollution.
Spirulina is a fresh water microalga with a high nutritional value. Its dark green colouring comes from chlorophyll, while its bluish hue comes from a pigment named phycocyanin.
Spirulina is a source of protein and high in iron. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function and to the normal function of the immune system. Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal oxygen transport in the body.
Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting and to the maintenance of normal bones. Folate contributes to normal blood formation and to normal homocysteine metabolism and Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.
Taste & Texture
Our Spirulina comes from organic farming. Spirulina is usually found in a dry powder, tablets or capsule pills.
Powdered spirulina has a dark green, blue-tinged colour. It has a particular taste, astringent and slightly fishy, though less so than other algae. This allows spirulina to be more easily integrated into a diet. It is crucial that spirulina is cold dried in order to preserve all of its nutrients.
How to consume Spirulina Powder?
Organic spirulina powder is considered an excellent way of adding this valuable food to your diet.
Spirulina can be taken as a dietary supplement in the form of tablets, or used in a powdered form and added to dishes like a spice.
Tablets are more convenient to take as a supplement, while organic spirulina powder is practical for adding as an ingredient to recipes to enrich their flavour.
- Yoghurts and milk drinks
- Homemade dessert recipes
- Infusions and teas
- Smoothies and fruit juices
- Biscuit recipes
- Salads and dressings
- Broths and soups
- Bread dough and homemade pasta
Our Spirulina powder is 100% pure and organic. It is produced in India on organic plantations and is approved by the Supervisory Board of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture.
At NaturaleBio, we carefully select all our organic products.
Our Spirulina comes from organic farming. The richness of this alga is enclosed mainly in its filaments. The alga is grown, harvested, dried and finely ground into a dark green powder. Spirulina is cold dried in order to preserve its qualities. Considered a food used and appreciated all over the world for its benefits.
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In your drinks, smoothies or infusions ...
Use a teaspoon of spirulina powder to add a unique flavour to your drinks. Add it easily to smoothies and herbal teas!
Culinary recipes ...
Add spirulina powder as a tasty ingredient to both sweet and savoury recipes. Add to recipes for cakes, biscuits, bars, bread, pasta, and salad dressings!
Beauty recipes ...
Organic spirulina alga powder has properties that make it ideal for hair and skin beauty. Use it as a face cream, hair mask or ingredient in a natural body exfoliant!
Your pets ...
Even pets can benefit from spirulina. For birds, fish and horses, cats and dogs. Ask your vet for advice!
|Ingredients||100% Organic Spirulina|
|Organic||Organic product under EU Directive 834/2007|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Expiration Date||Read the Expiry date on the Packaging. (generally two years from packaging)|
|Storage||Store in a cool, dry place away from heat sources even after opening.|
|Mean nutritional values per||100g||%RI 100g*|
|Energy||1558 kJ / 369 kcal||18%|
|of which saturates||2,5g||13%|
|of which sugars||0g||0%|