FRESH VS. POWDER FORM

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows naturally in freshwater lakes in Africa and North America. This algae has been around for approximately 3.6 billion years and was consumed as a traditional food in Chad in the 9th century and by the Aztecs in Mexico in the 16th century. Unlike seaweed, each individual spirulina organism is about 3-5 sheets of paper thick, but is packed with protein, minerals and antioxidants.

  • FRESH

    Fresh spirulina is made completely unprocessed. After filtering the algae from the water, we gently compress it to reduce the amount of water. The end result is a soft paste that can be refrigerated or frozen.

  • POWDER FORM

    To turn seaweed into a dry powder, you need to dehydrate it. Drying methods can vary from farm to farm, but spray drying is one of the most common techniques. Many products contain additives to prevent the powder from clumping or a form of glue to turn the powder into pellets.

  • FRESH

    Our spirulina is unprocessed and contains all the necessary enzymes for our body to absorb all the required nutrients.

  • POWDER FORM

    Dried spirulina (like in powder or pill form) are algaes that have been dead for several months. Furthermore, the nutritional potential of spirulina declines drastically when dried.

  • FRESH

    We use closed tanks, filtered water and controlled growing conditions to ensure the highest possible quality.

  • DRIED

    Other plantations are outdoors in large open ponds where they are prone to contamination.

  • FRESH

    Our fresh spirulina has a smooth texture and taste that blends easily into any recipe.

  • DRIED

    To obtain spirulina powder,
    the algae need to be dehydrated,
    which causes them to develop a bad taste and fishy smell.

  • FRESH

    We cultivate our spirulina in a production plant here in Málaga. We freeze it immediately after harvesting to ensure that it is as fresh as possible.

  • POWDER FORM

    Dried spirulina often comes out of Asia. Here it is been produced under questionable conditions and stored for many months.