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Spirulina, powerful edible seaweed for the future?

The aquatic environment not only provides man with a rich source of animal nourishment; We can also find edible seaweed that is better integrated into the food chain each passing day, due to its high protein and mineral content. There are several varieties of marine algae used in food, which are considered by many as authentic nutritional treasures.
Within these nutritional treasures we find Spirulina, which is a unicellular algae that is part of the cyanobacteria, has a spiral shape and is greenish blue due to the presence of chlorophyll and phycocyanin. It can be found both in fresh water and in salt water.
Spirulina is known for the great benefits it provides in terms of food and health, among which are:
  • Provides more than 100 nutrients to the human body. It is one of the most complete foods since it contains: amino acids, minerals, trace elements, enzymes and vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B8, B12; among others.
  • Contains 30 times more beta-carotene than carrot
  • Clinical studies have shown that it also helps to regenerate the intestinal flora, stimulating the growth of lactobacilli.
  • Its presence of fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6 are an important factor to complement the usual diet.
  • Being an edible seaweed it is an exceptional source of Iron and Magnesium.
  • Being made of phycocyanin makes it a food with high therapeutic power for cellular oxygenation and the production of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.

 

And you, what do you think about including Spirulina in your usual diet?