Our spirulina is a fresh, raw food. Spirulina is a microscopic vegetable naturally found in lakes and oceans, and has been cultivated as a food for thousands of years. As one of the most nutrient dense foods you can find on the planet, most nutrition experts define this “micro-veggie” as a superfood with several health boosting properties.

How does Spirulina compare with other healthy foods?

 

blueberry

Blueberries: Fresh Spirulina’s vitamin and mineral content is equivalent to this superfruit staple.

spinach

Spinach: Fresh Spirulina has as much iron as this leafy green.

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Kale: Fresh Spirulina has more niacin than this well-consumed cruciferous vegetable.

soy beans

Soy Beans: Fresh Spirulina has more protein than this ubiquitous bean.

carrots
Carrots: Fresh Spirulina has more beta-carotene than these root vegetables.

beef steak

Beef: Like beef, Fresh Spirulina is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids.

How nutrient dense is one ounce of Go Spiral Fresh Spirulina?

Protein: 4 grams of complete (contains all amino acids) plant protein.
Vitamin A (as Beta Carotene): 190% of the RDA
Vitamin K (K1 and K2): 50% of the RDA
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
Vitamin B12: 150% of the RDA
Iron: 30% of the RDA
Chock full of phytonutrients such as phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta carotene, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and Zeaxanthin.
Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese

Why Fresh Spirulina?

Spirulina is well known for its health benefits, and there are some reputable organizations that think so too. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the United Nations (UN) all agree that spirulina could have significant impact on overall health and nutrition worldwide.spirulina cake The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that spirulina is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS status). NASA has even considered it for astronaut growth and consumption on space missions.

Our goal is to produce and deliver this superfood to our local consumers, so they can reap the benefits!

Resources:

https://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/NoticeInventory/ucm319628.htm

https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19890016190.pdf

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/12/spirulina-health-food-panacea-malnutrition

http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/docs/statement08/iimsam.pdf