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Spirulina is a form of algae, often eaten as a protein rich dietary supplement, which consists primarily of two species of cyanobacterium: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima. This supplement is often distributed as a tablet or powder and can be grown in a highly alkaline environment (PH 8.5+).

Dried Spirulina is an extremely dense form of protein, containing about 57g of protein per 100g of powder. It is a complete protein with all essential amino acids.

Adding Spirulina to Your Diet

Its relatively easy to add Spirulina to your diet. Dr. Mercola, for instance, suggests adding 1 tbsp of Spirulina to a meal as a protein supplement.

Growing Spirulina

Nutrients to Feed Spirulina

Spirulina is able to produce its own food, without a living energy or organic carbon source. A simple formula which could grow spirulina includes:

Baking soda - NaHCO3 - 16 g/L = 60.56 g/gal
Potassium nitrate - KNO3 - 2 g/L = 7.57 g/gal
Sea salt - NaCl - 1 g/L = 3.78 g/gal
Potassium phosphate - KH 2 PO 4 - 0.1 g/L = .378 g/gal
Iron sulphate - FeSO4 * 7H2O - 0.01 g/L = .0378 g/gal
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