Spirulina – what is it? It ‘a blue-green microalgae, botanical name Arthospira. Green because it contain chlorophyll and blue because it contains phycocyanin. Spirulina comes in tiny microscopic filaments and its name comes from the Latin “Spiral”.
Spirulina is present on earth for over 3 billion years, the blue-green algae have created our atmosphere allowing that life to evolve.
Incredibly rich in protein and nutrients, spirulina falls into the category of “superfoods“, being one of the most powerful sources of nutrients that we have available. In fact, Spirulina is used since ancient times and was already known to the Aztec people as “food of the gods“.
The rediscovery of this incredible microalgae and interested by the scientific community began about 40 years ago. NASA has incorporated This microalgae Inside the space programs to feed astronauts, to purify the air and transform waste.
Today Spirulina is used safely as food for man, for animals and is also used in the cosmetic field and in phytoremediation.