What is Spirulina
Spirulina vs other foods
- Generally considered as safe (GRAS)
- 180% more calcium then whole milk.
- 670% more protein then tofu.
- 3100% more bate carotene then carrots.
- 5100% more iron then spinach.
- More antioxidant & anti inflammatory in 3g. of Spirulina than in five servings of fruits and vegetables.
- Rich in Phycocyanin (natural blue food color, antioxidant…)
Adapted from Capelli and Cysewski, 2010, Potential health benefits of spirulina microalae, NutraFoods, 9(2):19-26