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Spirulina Crunchies, 4oz

Non-GMO Project Verified Spirulina Crunchies, 4oz Certified Raw Spirulina Crunchies, 4oz Vegan Spirulina Crunchies, 4oz
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Spirulina Crunchies, 4 oz (raw, natural, low-temp dried)

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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. 4 oz (113g)

 


UPC 803813010651
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

Great product! Review by Marissa
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This is such a great product. A lot of key components. It's hard to believe that this little crunchy is so nutrient dense, + the added bonus of its positive effect on radiation alone is enough for it to be considered a superfood. I feel really good that I can feed my body this great product. (Posted on 1/26/14)
Crunchy Review by kristya
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Chlorella (tablets) and spirulina (crunchies) have similar health benefits but I personally prefer the taste of chlorella tablets. I do like the crunch of these, but the taste is definitely one to be acquired. Five stars for the benefits. (Posted on 10/11/13)
FIVE STARS Review by Cecilia
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I LOVE TO ADD A TABLESPOON OF SPURLINA CRUNCHIES TO MY GREEN DRINK FOR AN EXTRA BURST OF NUTRITION & THEY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A NUTTY TEXTURE AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN BLENDED !~ HIGHLY RECOMENDED !~ (Posted on 9/7/13)
magic crunchies Review by Lizzie
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I like to add the crunchies to my smoothies. I love how they soften up but still retain their form when blending them in. I like to squish them in my mouth with my tongue. I find it entertaining the way they turn bluish in color making people wonder "what are you drinking?!" I find that they help me to get more green into my diet and its nice to read about the anti inflammatory benefits here. (Posted on 6/25/13)
Cool Review by Frank
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I put almond butter on a cracker and sprinkled these on top... crunchy and smooth at the same time. very good (Posted on 10/18/11)
nice nibs Review by super raw
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i like these nibs for munching, they are great for that... but i wish they would stay crunchy in my salad. i was hoping for a raw crouton. oh well, they're still tasty and good for protein :) (Posted on 9/27/11)

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