Spirulina is the dehydrated biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the same family as chlorella. Blue-green algae are prokaryotic organisms, belonging to the Cyanophyta branch. The color is due to the blue pigment phycocyanin, which, together with chlorophyll, gives the algae a blue-green color.
Spirulina Powder is obtained mainly from the species Arthrospira Platensis. Its shape is spiral, being only a few microns. It grows in freshwater but also in saltwater, being one of the most studied plants on the planet. Spirulina is used as a food supplement or complete food, as well as organic, natural food coloring, very rich in nutrients.
Cultivated all over the world, Arthrospira is famous for its intense aroma and for the huge number of nutrients being called a superfood.