Spirulina: The World’s OG Superfood
Spirulina has been around for a long time – and it still provides far more health benefits than most other superfoods.
It wasn’t too long ago that kelp burst onto the superfoods scene and took centre stage. Now, it’s common knowledge that the brown algae is chock-full of fibre and nutrients, and it’s found in all sorts of soups, salads and juices. Heck, there are even kelp cookies on the market.
But there’s another algae variety that’s also considered one of the most powerful superfoods. It contains more protein than beef, chicken or soybeans and is so nutrientrich that in 1974, the United Nations declared it “the best food for the future” and was a main fixture in the diet plans of NASA astronauts. Behold, the original superfood: spirulina.