What is spirulina?

It’s a small sea plant with a cyanic green colour.
Due to its essential nutrients it is widely known as the “astronauts’ food”

 

Imagine a natural Greek product with:

 more protein than beef

 more iron than spinach

 more carotene than carrots

 

Spirulina has a high nutritional value

It contains a variety of bioactive nutrients, such as high-quality protein, iron, β-carotene (Provitamin A), vitamin B complex, vitamin E and other essential nutrients. Spirulina’s effectivity is based on its nutrients independent action as in their harmonious synergy.

It is 100% natural product, , not genetically modified, without any conservatives, additives or colorants.
It is extremely digestible and suitable for all ages.

According to the World Health Organisation, spirulina is considered a future superfood.

It is being consumed for a very long time.

Firstly, Aztecs and Mayas discovered spirulina’s unique properties and had adjusted it in their dietary. Nowadays, millions of people around the world have integrated spirulina in their diet.

 

The name…

Spirulina is a single-celled organism, small algae (prokaryotic) that is able to perform photosynthesis. It belongs to the cyanobacteria family, which are considered the evolutionary form of bacteria that converted the atmospheric carbon dioxide in organic compounds by releasing oxygen.

The name…

Spirulina means small helix. It is named after its helical and spiral coils that its cells form of this prokaryotic organism. In this website we refer to the Anthrospira platensis species.

The colour…

The cyanic green colour of spirulina is due to its natural artificial:

  • Phycocyanin (responsible for the blue colour)
  • Chlorophyll (responsible for the green colour)

The difference between plant cells…

Spirulina does not have a tough cell wall as the plant cells. Spirulina’s cell wall is composed of peptidoglycan which provides it with higher digestion in contrary with other food supplements.

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