What is spirulina?

A little bit of history…

Spirulina, it’s a micro-algae with exceptionnal virtues. Its scientific name is arthrospira platensis.  It grows naturally in salt and alkaline lakes in the geographical zone of the tropics in countries like Peru, Kenya,…  In some of them, it lives in symbiosis with pink flamingos.

It’s a very old form of life whose appereance on Earth goes back to 3,5 billions of years.  Thanks to its oxygen production, it allows life in our Planet.

Spirulina have been used from remote times, although it was discovered by scientifics in the 60,  it was already harvest and consumed for its amazing nutritionals benefits by Kanembu people from Chad (Africa), and ancient Aztecs (Mexico), just for few examples.

Why is it so exceptional ?

The composition of spirulina is unique in the world and it’s the more complete food for humans. It’s rich of an exceptional proteins concentration (60-70%), A et B vitamins, carbohydrates,  betacarotene, minerals and trace elements (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc,…).  It  also contains phycocyanin, known as the best antioxidant.

Spirulina is often used in developing world to fight malnutrition. It needs less water than soy or meat production.  It contains more proteins, trace elements and nutrients that those foods.

The Mundial Health Organization named it aliment of 3rd millenium in 2017.