Raw Premium Spirulina Wholesale
If there’s one food that truly deserves the title “Superfood”, it’s Spirulina. Spirulina has the most concentrated amounts of protein among all foods—at 67 to 71%. It contains all eight essential amino acids, vitamins A, B, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, enzymes and more.
What is spirulina?
Although it is blue-green in color, spirulina is not an herb, plant or algae—it’s an organism that belongs to the cyanobacteria family. It grows on warm lakes and rivers forming a green mat on the surface of waters.
A simple and ancient life form that produces its own energy through photosynthesis, spirulina has been around for billions of years. In fact, it is believed that this “algae” helped change the earth’s atmosphere from carbon dioxide to oxygen which allowed other life forms to exist.
Historical evidence showed it wasn’t until the 16th century that the Aztecs discovered the nutrients in spirulina and began drying spirulina into edible cakes called ‘techuitatl.’ In the 1950’s, natives near Lake Texcoco in Mexico call the dried flat cakes "dihé" which is a food staple and sold in local markets. Commercial production of spirulina was initiated by a French company in the 1970’s and then Japan and the USA followed suit.
But even then, spirulina didn’t immediately become a huge name in the health food industry—not until it has been utilized by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts in outer space.
The world finally started to look more closely at spirulina and through countless research and studies, found this humble “algae” to contain an astounding amount of nutrients.
Why is spirulina good for you? Spirulina has the most concentrated amounts of protein among all foods—at 67 to 71%. It contains all eight essential amino acids, vitamins A, B, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, enzymes and more.
Catholic nuns in Central Africa use spirulina to fight malnutrition in the area—it is that nutritious. It is a sustainable food source that could potentially help fight world hunger. But aside from being a food source, raw spirulina can be used to treat a wide range of ailments such as allergies, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure, anemia and fatigue. Spirulina can also treat people who have been poisoned by arsenic-contaminated water as what happened in Bangladesh in the 1990s.
This “miracle plant” promotes healthy teeth, metabolism rates, immune system, normal muscle and cognitive functions.
Our spirulina from China is cultivated on a peninsula in the South China Sea far from urbanized areas that could pollute the waters with contaminants. Surrounded by natural forests, the location of our farm gets long hours of sunshine and consistent warm temperatures—factors that are essential for growing spirulina.
While other spirulina growers use river or irrigation water, our Hawaiian spirulina are grown in a combination of fresh and salt waters in shallow ponds adjacent to the Pacific Ocean: 95% of the fresh water we use are drawn from wells in the rainforest aquifer.
The other 5% is deep Hawaiian sea water pumped from a depth of 2,000 feet. This deep sea water, which has not seen the sun for more than 2,000 years—is rich in nutrients and minerals that combined with the intense equatorial sunlight produce a more nutritious, chlorophyll-rich raw spirulina.
This spirulina strain, also called Spirulina Pacifica, is also packed with carotenoids, antioxidants, phycobiliproteins, enzymes, Vitamins B12, magnesium, calcium and 94 trace minerals compared with other varieties.
We take the quality of our products very seriously and so, to be absolutely sure our finished product is free from lead, mercury and other contaminants, we routinely test our spirulina for the presence of heavy metals. Independent third party laboratories also test the spirulina every quarter for radiation contamination. Results show no contamination of any kind. Our Chinese Spirulina is organically Certified. The Hawaiian Spirulina is not certified organic but both products are pesticide free.
For harvest, the spirulina is removed from the waters through a fine screen mesh. They are sieved before being transferred to a pond where they would be washed and picked by hand. This way, we are absolutely sure only pure spirulina will be processed.
The cleaned spirulina will then be transferred to a drying chamber to remove its moisture in such a way that its nutritional value is retained.
If you are looking to improve or maintain your health, it’s wise to add spirulina into your diet. Impact Foods can consistently supply pure premium spirulina that’s freshly synthesized and easily digestible in bulk, private label and white label. We can deliver our pure spirulina powder to the UK and all over Europe. We can supply anything from 20kg to full container loads.
Enjoy the health benefits of spirulina by mixing it in fruit shakes and smoothies, adding it in soups and sprinkling it over salads. You can also simply mix our premium spirulina in a glass of water and enjoy it a supplement, adding more protein, vitamins and minerals to your regular diet.