Organic Spirulina Powder 100g

Chantal Organics



This clever little powerhouse is an absolute staple in our house. Barely a day goes by without a good helping of spirulina per person.

What is spirulina? Spirulina is a blue-green algae found in both fresh and salt water. It thrives in naturally mineral-rich alkaline lakes in hot climates with lots of sunshine. Centuries ago it was valued by Africans and the Mayan and Aztec cultures in Mexico as a staple food. It's still valued today as one of nature's superfoods.

Spirulina's microscopic single-celled spiral coiled shape holds a rich concentrated of easily assimilated complete proteins (including all essential amino acids), antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids including gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), nucleic acids, chlorophyll, carotenoids and other phytonutrients. Its percentage of protein (60 percent) is higher than that of any other food. As a source of vitamin B-12, spirulina is of particular benefit to people on a vegan diet, and it's one of the richest wholefood sources of iron. It's the only plant source of glycogen, which is the body's principal source of immediate and long-term energy.

Benefits have been reported for diabetes, glaucoma, hair loss, liver disease, peptic ulcers and pancreatitis. In times of increased stress, spirulina contributes concentrated nutrients, antioxidant and cancer-preventing actions, as well as powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties. Spirulina's high iodine content makes it valuable in balancing thyroid function and reducing toxicity from radioactive substances. As a natural source of energy and vitality, especially valuable for athletes and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

You can get all of these benefits simply by stirring up to 5 grams (1 teaspoon) of spirulina into a glass of water or juice (stir slowly or shake in a jar) or adding it to a smoothie, my personal fave. You can add spirulina to any food to enhance nutritional content, but heat it as little as possible because heat can damage its nutrients.

To store, keep the package tightly sealed in a cool, dry, dark place.

SKU: 10036

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