Known for its amazing health benefits, spirulina is gets misclassified as a herb. It is not a herb but a bacteria, or a a blue-green algae that is mainly found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and rivers. Just like plants, this bacteria can produce energy through the process of photosynthesis. Back in the day it is consumed by Aztecs and famous when NASA declares that it is grown in space and widely used by astronauts.
Now days it is available in tablet form named Spirulina Tablets. A daily1-3 grams dose of this tablet, boost your immunity system and maintain your overall health. Being a very effective medicine, these tablets consist of magnesium, potassium and manganese and almost very other nutrient that we require. Spirulina Tablets are coming with only 20 calories, and 1.7 grams of digestible carbohydrate. These tablets contain huge amount of protein as compare to eggs.
It is actually quite amazing how nutritious it is
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA.
Copper: 21% of the RDA.
A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains :
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
Protein: 4 grams.
Iron: 11% of the RDA.
One table spoon of spirulina contains, less amount of fat (1 gram), including both omega-6 & omega-3 fatty acid about 1.5:1 ratio.
It contain pseudovitamin B12, which has not been shown to be effectual in humans .