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Blue spirulina is extracted from a blue-green algae, Arthrospira platensis; It is also named spirulina extract. This algae is more commonly known as spirulina. So where does the spirulina blue color come from? The word of "phycocyanin" comes from the Greek phyco (algae), and cyanin (blue-green). Phycocyanin is a pigment(Algae Blue Pigment) that gives spirulina (which is a deep green) a slightly bluish hue. To make blue spirulina, the water soluble antioxidant phycocyanin is extracted from the spirulina and then sold as a blue powder. Phycocyanin is only found in spirulina and some other species of blue-green algae and is one of the key differences between spirulina and other green foods like chlorella, wheat grass and barley. But besides just providing a beautiful blue color, phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant.
While phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant that provides many benefits, it’s the singular nutrient found in blue spirulina. Traditional spirulina contains high levels of phycocyanin, plus a variety of other essential nutrients. One 3 gram serving of Spirulina provides 2 grams of protein and is a great source of vitamins A, K1 & K2, B12, iron, and manganese. It also contains powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients such as carotenoids, GLA, and superoxide dismutase (SOD).
It’s widely known that nutrients are absorbed best when combined synergistically together (e.g. eating an orange vs. taking a vitamin c supplement) and the same rule applies when it comes to spirulina. By consuming spirulina as a whole, all the nutrients can work together to give your body benefits such as supporting brain health, boosting your energy and immune system, supporting cellular health, and cardiovascular health.
So when consumers ask us why spirulina powder doesn’t make blue spirulina or what the difference is between Spirulina and blue spirulina, we confidently explain that we believe that the combination of all the natural occurring nutrients in spirulina work better together rather than singling out one specific nutrient like phycocyanin to get a blue powder. This philosophy ensures that we continue to bring you some of the highest quality and beneficial spirulina to our dear and treasure customers.
In the modern life, creative and fresh ideas are exerted in different field. At present, How to improve and affect our food? Such as blue cake, blue ice cream, blue mousse cake. Importantly, How does eat the safe blue color delicious foods? At that moment, the blue phycocyanin spirulina is brought in the market and become the best choice.
Xi'an Natural Field Bio-Technique Co.,Ltd. as spirulina products sells, which is the professional Manufacturer of Herbal Extract Since 2005. And attend the CPHI, Vitafoods and API Exhibition from 2008. Blue spirulina is the one of strong products. If you need this products, please visit their website www.nfnutra.com or send an inquiry to [email protected] at any time.