The buzz on Blue Spirullina, and the benefits that lie with it!
Mystical named foods enhanced with natural colors is a current food trend that is taking over many people’s Instagram feeds. The magical ingredient that’s causing all the craze? “Blue” spirullina.
So how does blue spirullina differ from traditional spirullina? Blue spirullina is derived from a blue-green algae, Arthrospira platensis; this algae is more commonly known as spirullina. So where does the blue color come from? The blue color comes from Phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is a pigment that gives spirullina (which is a deep green) a slightly bluish hue. To make blue spirullina, the water soluble antioxidant Phycocyanin is extracted from the spirullina and then sold as a blue powder. Phycocyanin is only found in spirullina and some other species of blue-green algae and is one of the key differences between spirullina and other green foods like Chlorella, wheat grass and barley. But besides just providing a beautiful blue color, Phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant.
Phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant that provides many benefits, it’s the singular nutrient found in blue spirulina. Blue Spirulina contains high levels of phycocyanin. One 3 gram serving of Blue Spirullina provides 2 grams of protein and is a great source of vitamins A, K1 & K2, B12, iron, and manganese. It also contains powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients such as carotenoids, GLA, and superoxide dismutase (SOD).
It’s widely known that nutrients are absorbed best when combined synergistically together (Organic Press Blue Heaven Juice) and the same rule applies when it comes to spirullina. By consuming spirullina as a whole, all the nutrients can work together to give your body benefits such as supporting brain health, boosting your energy and immune system, supporting cellular health, and cardiovascular health.
Find Blue Spirullina in our Organic Press Blue Heaven Juice, combined with Coconut Water & Pineapple.