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03-08-2007, 07:02 AM
Does anyone have nutritional data (minerals, vitamins,...) on algae or some links pointing to it?
03-08-2007, 07:44 AM
Here's what I get from www.naturalzing.com
Organic Spirulina (Raw, ocean water grown)
This is the most nutrient-rich blue-green algae in the world. This algae is grown in ponds filled with diluted ocean water drawn from a pipeline that plunges 2000 feet into the sea. Oceanographers state that this water has been below the surface since Old Testament times. This pipeline brings this ultra-pure, mineral rich water to supplement the Spirulina's growing environment with calcium, magnesium, and all the essential trace elements. No other Spirulina is grown with such a rich source of naturally occurring nutrients and minerals. This allows the plant to reach its maximum mineral capacity.
A cool ocean breeze drying method protects phytonutrients and enzymes. This product is packaged in brown glass with oxygen absorbers and sealing caps to protect the nutrients resulting in a high level of antioxidant quality when you receive it.
This Hawaiian Spirulina delivers:
• Antioxidant Vegetable Nutrition - Nature’s richest source of carotenoids
• B-Complex Vitamins - Supplies Thiamin, Riboflavin and Vitamin B-12
• Iron - A daily dose provides more iron than two cups of spinach
• A complete protein - Richest source by weight in the plant and animal world
• GLA - Building block for nature’s anti-inflammatory healing, an essential fatty acid.
• Contains many other phytonutrients and food co-factors like Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)
Hawaiian Spirulina is packed with nutrition:
300% more calcium than milk
2300% more iron than spinach
3900% more beta carotene then carrots
375% more protein than tofu
As a result, Spirulina is important for anyone needing additional nourishment including dieters, athletes, convalescents and the elderly. Just six tablets a day (3 grams) will help supply the nutrients lacking in most of our diets.
Net Wt.: 16 oz
03-09-2007, 01:13 AM
This is what I found this morning: :-)
03-10-2007, 10:12 AM
You can find nutritional information about blue-green algae on that website :)
Spirulina is also blue-green algae but I think there is more blue in blue-green algae :) The blue part has the phycocyanin in it, which is good for inflammation...in both spirulina and blue-green algae :)
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