Do you know spirulina ?

This protein-rich, low-calorie blue or green micro-algae is packed with benefits. The World Health Organization has even called it "the best food for humanity in the 21st century".

Spirulina grows naturally in aquatic environments. It belongs to the cyanobacteria family, which appeared 3.8 million years ago, making it one of the oldest forms of life on Earth. Of the 2,000 varieties that exist, only 36 are edible. Green spirulina has a rather iodized taste, with a salty aftertaste due to its high mineral content. Blue spirulina, on the other hand, is more neutral in taste and therefore easier to incorporate into preparations.

What makes spirulina such an exceptional food ?

Spirulina stands out for its high protein content, which accounts for between 60% and 70% of its composition: to give you an idea, meat contains an average of between 16% and 25%. It also contains many vitamins, notably vitamin B, E and provitamin A, as well as essential minerals such as iron and zinc. As you can see, spirulina's exceptional nutritional composition makes it an indisputable superfood.

Why use it ?

Spirulina is ideal for boosting the immune system, and can be used by sports enthusiasts for its nutrient-rich properties that help recovery, by vegetarians to avoid iron and protein deficiencies, and simply by healthy eaters who want to look after their health.

In addition to its benefits for inner health, spirulina is also beneficial for hair health. This micro-algae is particularly rich in beta-carotene, which promotes shiny hair. Its protein content also plays a role in optimizing keratin synthesis, making hair suppler and stronger.

You can find this superfood in our Honey Soufflé - Blue Spirulina with its delicious cola taste.