WHAT IS SPIRULINA?
Portrait of one adult spirulina microalgae magnified 4000 times.
8 Important Things You Need to Know About Spirulina
Super-nutritious algae are popular in many cultures and have been enjoyed and valued for their flavour, nutrition, and healing properties for thousands of years.
Spirulina is a free-floating micro-algae. It grows in a thin spiral just 0.1 to 0.5 mm long — almost too small to see. A single portion can contain 100 million Spirulina.
Tiny spirulina pack a huge nutritional punch — SPRU contains almost every nutrient your body needs need to grow and thrive, as well as unique healing compounds.
Spirulina is the most nutrient-dense superfood on earth. It's packed with complete protein, omega fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatories and antioxidants.
Spirulina is perfect astronaut food as a very small amount can provide much of our daily dietary needs. Spirulina provides complete protein, including all the essential amino acids.
FOR DISTANT PLANETS
Spirulina will farmed on the moon and Mars, It requires little space and water and converts CO2 into oxygen. NASA. ESA, JAXA and other space agencies have been planning this for decades.
For millennia Spirulina was dried to preserve it for storage & transport — but drying and storage damages heat-sensitive nutrients and can result in bad taste & smell.
Fresh Spirulina grown in sealed environmentally controlled bioreactors is delicious and far more nutricious than dried. It can be blast frozen to ensure maximum nutrition for up to a year.