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.

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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.

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