Algae that will reduce malnutrition will get a boost
Life on earth began from the sea. The first diet of the living beings was algae. Spirulina is the oldest life saving diet on earth. This Blue-Green algae has existed for about 350 million years till date.
1927: The existence of this micro algae was first recognized by the German scientist, Dr. Darwin, and due to its special spiral shape he named it “Spirulina”.
1962: Dr. Clement recorded the presence of Spirulina in Africa as well.
Spirulina was officially recognised by the International Protein of Micro-organisms Conference.
1973 – 1974 – :F.A.O( Food & Agriculture Organization, United states) honoured Spirulina as the best Food for Tomorrow.
1981: U.S.F.D.A( United States Food & Drug Association) announced Spirulina as ‘the Best Natural Nutritional Supplement’ .
1983- Spirulina was awarded The Best Natural Food ‘ by the West Germany.
There are also about 98,00,000 results related to Spirulina.
Spirulina contains 14 times more nutrients than cow’s milk. Spirulina has 2 times more Protein than soyabeans and 6 times more than egg. It also contains 25 times more Beta Carotene than carrots. Spirulina contains iron 56 times more than spinach and it is very useful in anaemia. It is the only vegetarian source of vitamin B12, it contains vitamin B12 2.5 times more than liver. Spirulina is the only vegetarian source on earth which contains the highest amount of Chlorophyll. Spirulina is 100% alkaline Food which maintains the ph level of our body.
THE MAIN NUTRIENTS FOUND IN SPIRULINA.
• Proteins 65% : For Growth, Development, Strength and Energy. Fats 5-8% : GLA( Gamma Linolenic Acid), Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid. Carbohydrates 15% : Polysaccharides, Glycogen ( Xylose, Ramose, Lignin). Vitamins 0.75% : Beta Carotene ( Provitamin A) ,B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, E, K, H, Niacin, Inositol, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid and others. Minerals 08% : Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Manganese, Selenium, Potassium, Sodium, Iodine and others. Natural Pigments: Phycocyanin,Chlorophyll, Xanthophyll, Beta Carotene.