Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Nutrition and Health Pages by Dr. Anil
Your final stop for nutritional information and education
    
PreviousNext
Home
Nutrition FAQs
Diet components
Nutrition Facts
Balanced diet
Weight control
Exercise
Downloads
Diet Charts
Special diets
Ask the Expert
Feedback
About this website
 

What is spirulina?

Spirulina is an algae, naturally occuring in various parts of the America and Africa. In early '90s, its nutritive value and other positive effects on health were identified, and it became a hot topic overnight.

Spirulina has a protein content of around 60%, which is quite high for a substance of vegetable origin. It makes spirulina a very good protein source for vegetarians and vegans.

Spirulina is said to be rich in beta carotene, iron, vitamin B-12 and the rare essential fatty acid, GLA. It offers a striking profile of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrents.

Some new studies also point to spirulina's protective effect against some cancers.

For more information, please visit www.spirulina.com

Not satisfied with this information? Email us, and help us improve!
This page last updated on:
April 15, 2005