Spirulina is a type of bacteria called cyanobacterium, which is commonly known as blue-green algae. It is a non-toxic form of algae which is almost 70% protein and contains all essential amino acids. As a matter of fact, Spirulina actually came into the limelight when The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scrutinized this nutritious compound in order to use it for astronauts in a space mission.
Nutritional Breakdown of Spirulina (Per 1 spoon of 7 grams)
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Copper: 21% of the RDA.
- Iron: 11% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA.