With a growing interest in wellness, clean eating and nutrition – it’s no wonder you’re suddenly hearing about new foods! Consider Spirulina for example, a nutrient dense superfood dating back to the 14th century that is suddenly gaining massive exposure!
What you may think of as ‘pond scum’ is actually a protein rich blue-green algae with excellent benefits for overall health and wellness! The rich blue-green color of Spirulina is caused by the presence of a specific pigment called phycocyanin, a pigment-protein complex that is thought to help produce stem cells, giving Spirulina a rejuvenating and energizing effect - meaning you might be able to say goodbye to your morning cup of joe!
Spirulina consists of approximately 70% bioavailable (meaning your body knows what to do with it!) protein and is what’s known as a complete protein containing all essential amino acids! Our favourite blue-green algae is also rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and K and is an excellent source of antioxidants like beta-carotene and other carotenoids which are known to help reduce inflammation and support the immune system. Spirulina also contains the antioxidant zeaxanthin - the most important antioxidant for vision!
SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina
Wondering what makes SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina different? Well, instead of processing the nutrient rich algae into powder or capsule form, we’re cultivating fresh, local and pesticide free spirulina right here in Calgary! This means the amazing nutrient profile mentioned above is maintained so you can reap the most benefits from this powerful superfood!
How to Use
If you’ve ever experimented with powdered spirulina, you know the taste and aroma can leave something to be desired. Fresh Spirulina however, is a totally different ballgame. Simply add to water and enjoy with zero fishy aftertaste - it’s just like drinking a glass of water!
Of course, there are a number of ways to enjoy this nutrient dense delight – feel free to add SpiraVeg Fresh Spirulina to smoothies, yogurt, pesto, salad dressing and everything in between. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for delicious recipe inspo too!
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