Spirulina facts

Spirulina is blue-green algae with a perfect spiral shape. Actually spiral shape is the reason for the name Spirulina. It belongs to a cyanobacteria species and it is scientifically known as Arthrospira platensis. Other subspecies are Spirulina maxima and Spirulina geitleri. They are generally found in alkaline lakes in Mexico and Africa.

Name Spirulina
Scientific Name Spirulina spp
Native Alkaline lakes in Mexico and Africa
Plant Growth Habit Extreme alkaline conditions, highly saline waters
Growing Climate Requires an abundance of sunshine and moderate temperatures.
Plant Shape & Size Spiral shape and grows 100 times the size of chlorella
Plant Color Blue-green
Flavor Cheese-like
Major Nutrition Copper, Cu 0.597 mg (66.33%)
Iron, Fe 2.79 mg (34.88%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.342 mg (26.31%)
Tryptophan 0.096 g (21.82%)
Isoleucine 0.331 g (19.80%)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.222 mg (18.50%)
Threonine 0.306 g (17.39%)
Valine 0.362 g (17.14%)
Leucine 0.509 g (13.77%)
Protein 5.92 g (11.84%)
Lysine 0.312 g (9.33%)
Health Benefits
  • Powerful Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties
  • Easily Digestible
  • Lower LDL and Triglyceride Levels
  • Protection against Mercury Poisoning
  • Anti-Cancer Properties
  • Especially Against Oral Cancer
  • Immunomodulatory Properties
  • Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Antimicrobial Properties
  • Improves Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis
  • Protection of Liver
  • Effective against Anemia
  • Reduces Kidney Toxicity in Chemotherapy
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Endurance
  • Reduces Ischemia
  • Help With Blood Sugar Control
  • Speeds up Weight Loss
  • Controls Bronchial Asthma
Calories in 100gm 26 Kcal


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