Friday, February 10, 2012

What is the world is...Spirulina

What in the world is spirulina, anyway?I admit, I've had it in drinks (from Whole Foods) and energy bars I've bought in bulk at various healthfood stores without knowing what it really IS. Have you ever had a little energy bar made with nuts, spirulina and carob? They are strangely addictive! But what in the world IS it?

From, "This tiny aquatic plant has been eaten by humans since prehistoric times and is grown worldwide as a healthy food. Imagine a vegetable with more protein than soy, more Vitamin A than carrots, more iron than beef, profound source of protective phytochemicals, naturally low in fat, source of the essential fatty acid GLA and is easy to digest."

I can't comment on whether or not any of the health claims of spirulina are true, but at least we now know what it is!

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