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Spirulina Crunchies, 8oz

Non-GMO Project Verified Spirulina Crunchies, 8oz Certified Raw Spirulina Crunchies, 8oz Vegan Spirulina Crunchies, 8oz
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Spirulina Crunchies, 8oz, Raw

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Description

Microscopic view of spirulina’s spiral shape

Spirulina pools in the beautiful Costa Rican countryside

Spirulina pool, almost ready for harvest

Spirulina is separated from the water with screens

Nutrient rich spirulina paste

Crunchy, delicious, nutritious Spirulina Nibs

Spirulina Crunchies™ are crunchy little bits of 100% pure spirulina. Spirulina is one of nature’s most perfect, nutrient rich foods and there has never been a more delicious way to get high quality nutrition into your body. Spirulina is a renowned source of protein, chlorophyll, trace minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and is also a world class immune system booster. Plus spirulina is known to protect against and detoxify radioactive particles and can help balance your body’s pH (alkalinity).

Spirulina Crunchies™ are 100% non-GMO and are grown and processed without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and are rigorously tested to guarantee that they are free of pollutants such as pesticides and heavy metals and bacteria.

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina, Arthrospira platensis, is a fresh water micro-vegetable that gets its name from its microscopic spiral shape. Spirulina has been eaten by many cultures throughout history and if you could go back in time to visit the Aztecs you would find them using ropes to skim spirulina from the surface of lakes and ponds. They would then set the algae out to dry and make small, nourishing superfood cakes.

How Spirulina Crunchies™ are Made

Our Spirulina Crunchies™ are grown in a pristine region of beautiful Costa Rica. The algae is raised in covered pools of pure, nutrient rich water where paddles keep the water moving in a circular motion to avoid stagnation. Each step of the process is carefully monitored to avoid contamination from impurities. Once the desired amount of spirulina is reached in a pool, the water is poured across fine screens that separate the algae from the water. It is at this point that the process for Spirulina Crunchies™ becomes unique. Usually the algae would be dried at high temperatures and powdered or even spray dried.  Instead, our spirulina is ground into a paste and is then pressed into little strands, like spaghetti. The strands are then gently air-dried at low temperatures. It is this simple but revolutionary process that creates the extraordinary crunch and flavor of Spirulina Crunchies™.

Net Wt. 8oz (227g)

 


UPC 803813010668
Manufacturer Sunfood
Benefits

The benefits of Spirulina range far and wide. Most notably spirulina is one of the best sources of protein in the world. Spirulina contains about 65% protein including all eight essential amino acids. Plus, the protein in spirulina is five times easier to digest than that of meat or soy. Spirulina also contains an abundance of other nutrients such as, iron, vitamin E, beta-carotene, enzymes, omega 3’s and 6’s, DHA and a rare essential fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA), found in mother's milk. GLA is a powerful anti-inflammatory known to ease everything from joint pains such as arthritis to menstrual cramping.

Spirulina is also a rich source of phycocyanins, the blue pigment which gives it its color. Phycocyanins are powerful anti-aging antioxidants that help defend our cells against free radical damage. All together spirulina contains over 100 different vital nutrients and is one of nature’s richest and most complete sources of nutrition. It is more important than ever due its ability to help protect our bodies from radiation.

Numerous studies have shown spirulina’s positive effects against radiation. Elements in spirulina can bind with radioactive particles and help to flush them out of the body while simultaneously boosting the immune system to further protect against damage. A 1993 study in Belarus on children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster showed that in just 20 days taking five grams of spirulina per day resulted in a 50% reduction of Cesium-137 in their systems. In 1995 a Russian patent was awarded for the use of spirulina to improve the immune systems of people contaminated by radiation. Further studies showed that consumption of spirulina reduced the radiation load of radioactive strontium and cesium ingested in contaminated foods. Radiation levels in foods are rising across parts of the US and Europe due to disasters like the Fukushima disaster; thus, it is an important time to include more foods like spirulina in our diets.

Suggested Use

It is rare to find a food that is so good for you AND good tasting. Spirulina Crunchies™ are delicious. You can eat them right out of the bag or sprinkle them on salads or blend them into smoothies. Some kids that recently sampled Spirulina Crunchies™ here at Sunfood said they tasted “like chips”. Remember spirulina is a food, like lettuce or apples, not a supplement, so you can eat as much as you are comfortable with.

The recommended amount is about 6-10 grams per day, which is about a teaspoon. However, feel free to eat more to accelerate the benefits.

Recommendations:

Beginners or Kids (age 2-9): 3-5 grams (1 tsp) per day
Adults or Teens (age 10-18+): 6-10 grams (1 Tbsp) per day
Advanced or Cleansing: 11-20+ grams per day (2 Tbsp) per day

Ingredients 100% raw, vegan spirulina
Specifications Non-GMO Project Verified, Raw, Vegan, Sustainably-grown
Storage Spirulina Crunchies™ are best kept in their original, air-tight, light-safe, re-sealable bag. Store in a cool dark place, but do not refrigerate. Spiriluna Crunchies™ will be good for up to 5 years when stored properly.
Recipes Try crunchies mixed into any nut cheese or soup. They are also a perfect addition to any type of green salad.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Little odd tasting Review by Sab
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My family loves them but I think I need to mix it with something.

Either way they are good for us! (Posted on 4/12/14)
perfect green superfood Review by Elizabeth
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I love these crunchy bits of spirulina, and quite enjoy scooping a spoonful daily and having them as is. like the chlorella tablets, these are very green tasting, but they also have a hint of a seaweed taste to them, which I find very interesting and pleasant (I have not tried these in a recipe yet, as I enjoy their taste and do not want to hide it in anything or leave any behind in a blender). I have ordered these twice already, and consider them a staple. (Posted on 8/9/13)
Crunchy and Yummy Review by Mitch
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I tried these because the name intrigued me. I was expecting them to taste like spirulina powder, but I was really surprised! They are super good, crunchy and have a bit of a salty taste! I put them on my salads, into my green smoothies or just eat them by the spoonful. I have reordered them and just bought them at our local healthfood store. I just wish they were cheaper! I feel like I'm doing something healthy for my body! (Posted on 1/1/13)
Excellent! Review by Mitch
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These little crunchies are so good! I was expecting them to taste like spirulina powder but they are little, crunchie and have a bit of a salty taste. I put them on my salads, in my green smoothies and just eat them with a spoon! I was pleasantly surprised. I just wish they were cheaper. (Posted on 1/1/13)
surprisingly good Review by kagan
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I was skeptical but these are great! Definitely a healthy substitute for chips of any kind. (Posted on 5/10/12)
Yummy Spirulina Idea Review by rawgal5
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These nibs are amazing, especially when blended with young coco water and a little bit of the coco meat. So refreshing and delicious! (Posted on 8/5/11)

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