Spirulina is one of the well-known blue-green algae being consumed by human beings and animals all over the world. Human beings consume it as a dietary supplement and whole food, and the animals consume it as a feed supplement. As the feed supplement, it is majorly used in the aquaculture, aquarium, and poultry industries. It is a very rich source of protein, and this is the reason why it is popular as a protein supplement for both human and animals. With several benefits, if you are curious to know some of the interesting facts about Spirulina, then have a look at the below list:
- It was found between 1950 and 1960 in Lake Texcoco by French researchers’ trait.
- It has several health benefits; therefore, it is consumed all over the world in different forms like cakes, dried into cakes (also called Dike), dietary supplements, etc.
- Spirulina has more than 50 species.
- The first plant to produce Spirulina was set up in 1970.
- Dried spirulina contains about 60% of protein that has all essential amino acids.
- It has many other nutritional elements, such as fat, water, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.
- It is a good source of essential minerals, such as Iodine, calcium, sodium, and copper.
- It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well.
- It helps improve the strength of muscles and overall body endurance.
- It helps control the blood sugar level.
- Spirulina can be the 10% of the poultry feed.
- It also helps remove lead from the waste water.
- It helps bring down the blood pressure level to the normal level; thereby, protects from the severe disease like heart stroke, kidney diseases, etc.
With so many benefits, and especially the high source of protein, vitamin B1, B2, B3, and minerals make Spirulina a good supplement to deal with several types of ailments and disorders.