Rainforest Foods - Organic Spirulina Powder 200 g
Spirulina is the name given to Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima, strains of spiral-shaped blue-green algae that flourish in subtropical and tropical waters. It has been consumed by humans for centuries. The South-American Aztec people harvested Spirulina as a staple food, and today it is regarded as a central component in some Asian diets. While it can grow in natural conditions, most Spirulina today is produced commercially. Although Spirulina contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, it is notable for its provision of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Iron, the pigment-protein Phycocyanin and the magnesium-rich green pigment Chlorophyll. In powder form, Spirulina can be taken as a supplement in water, or incorporated into foods and smoothies.